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Full text of "CVG Magazine Issue 026"

DECEMBER 1983 



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News & Reviews 

GAMES NEWS IE 

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REVIEWS 29 

mofi lMk« 11 a hot gmm ff)i i^ 
Spftcuum oUvd Ant Anmtk, ft 
drtvuio ^un? ihftc btoughi ^ugh 
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M* Portion and Imtiotiie'B kiesl 
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VIDEO-CJIMnfG 40 

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NEXT MOiVTH 203 

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Listings 




TANK U2 

11^ fiiUfiiny Puiziei: divisons aie advancing — fti\d only y<Ki 
can stop them Blast the enamy tanks and save th« day. 
Aimoimd acuon fof Texas lank commanders. 
BREAKOUT 120 

Bla;^ those bricka in this SpectnurL version of an arcade 
[avounie. Can you break down that wall. 
CYBORG 124 

So thiB IS what happens when robots decide to ptay a gajfie^ 
Afkdioid action on the Shajp^ 

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MOON MISSION 

Can you save the scientists from the space pirates? Action for 
the BBC. 

WIM>WEST ,•_.... 162 

Howdy Partneri! Tin roundlEig up a po@e to hde out and gm 
gome gold. Fancy moseying along too!^ Saddle up your Vic 
GUNNER no 

Cad^odki sii:, those devilmh enemy troops are marching 
towards m. War gamas for th* Dragon. 



136 

'Hie innocent Noxainians ai © being threatened by a waikke 
»oB. Can you help Ihem? Atari to the rescue. 
O'lERT 140 

Ttiin the an bJiiie with little 0*Ben that masieT of arcade 
abuse! Try the pyramid game on your BBC Bt 
PATROL SHIP 149 

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Extra, extra 

Welcome lo out w&ndt&rful 
Cbit^tBLifl iama! To help ycm 
gel iMiif fi»r tte feaiive aea- 
aon wcVe fjiclitded a bunch 
^t exciting competitions and 
pojE^es which will keep yon 
busy cmtll weU after the last 
of thft ChjTstjiiaA cmke has 
beeii cenfumed- 

For thoae of yon on the 
lookout for a new micro — or 
mAybe you am* baying your 
But Maohtnn — theie'i our 
Games Ptayen' Guide. We 
look at mlcToa old and new 
And give yon our verdict 
from a gamers point of view. 

Once yon Ve got a machine 
youU need to know about 
sattviAMm, So TveVe al»o in- 
cludedi oiLj top I«il ^mjmvn for 
each machine — a^lect^ii by 
onj review team. 

We also stnirt n bnwd new 
woiimm called Progr^am CiriTa 
in which we talk to the pecn 
pie who write the games for 
- ir h issue. We *5k them 
jybyiit ideas^ programming 
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Features 



MAILBAG S 

More on Ekuikey Kong plus a 
moan from an One ovmei , 
GAMES PLAYERS' GUIDE 
TO MICROS 49 

Our m depth look ai new aiid not 
^ new nudunet and the games 
ye^ can ptay wH)i them, 
ADVEHTtmE S2 

Keich CamptwU ^mds m the 
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GAMES DESIGNER 89 

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withonji beuug an eirpert program^ 

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TUr^yGS 210 

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CHARTS 213 

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Personal Computer News (15-21 Sept '83) 

gave SUPER SKRAMBLE! an overaU 
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and described it as: "Well implemented 
with beautifully smooth 
scrolling and very nice '■ 
graphics" 




SUPER GRIDDER 

'*, . . a compelling piece of frivoUty that 
could give hours of fun." was the 
verdict of Personal 

Computer News 
(22-28 Sept '83), 







SUPER SKR AMBLE! 

"An excellent game" saidf 
Video Games magazine 



STELLAR 
DODGER 

A game of skill and 

anticipation in 

which you must 

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^ every game is different 
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^Kk4HHHP^ successive screen. 

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THE NEW 
DIMENSION 

1 would like 10 coi\gnitil*i& 
Y<m on sn eicc^llani 
magazine, especiaUy wiUl 
OaobiefE 3-D uftwa» diTid 
drawings 

I itm wnting about S. 
Nlifftidliqwle's letter in 
Maifbt9^ When t purchased 
my ViC'30 back in March, 
1^ 11 worked perfectly for 
4bqi]| 1 month and a half, 
then the sound went funny 
ind the picmipe vtu diffU^Ah 
to tune. 1 found thMt tlio 
problem ky m the cdDle 
between th^ modulator boic 
and the computer. 

Koep up* with the estcelleni 
Vic^ gaznw and softwai e 



£^1^ /. Richards, 
Suffolk 

HOME FOR 
A LYNX? 

Dear Sir. 

1 have now saved up enough 
money to buy a oompmer. I 
h^ve £300 and am cuirerUJy 
lookmg at the new LpuL 
Wodd you pteaae anirweLr the 
foUowmg quMliortts. Dom the 
computer ^uve sound? Is 
there much arcade software 
for the mjichine? And finally 
Ls there a q»cialist magazine 
for shlfl computer? 
Martin PMiry, 
Miitef Hartofougit, 

Editor"! reply: Ym, the Lynx 
does have K>tui± Its 
capabilities are very eiDaJlaj* 
to most other systems on 
the maxket that ui« the 
same chip Le. th« Dragon 
and Colouj Genie, 

Bui, you must bear in 
mind that the^ • la very little 
loftwan aiirailab]# at the 
moaust. Soeie Adventtue 
type gamta have api>eared^ 
but little else lo shout 
about. You won't really see 
miich until the New Year If 



prevfoua compnilet: 
introductions axe anything 
to go by. 

No magazine yet either — 
althoutrh at the rate magt 
keep ajjpeaiing and 
diaappeartng Iheie may be 
by the lime this letter la 
printed. However a National 
User Group has Just been 
Mt up. Contact: Robert 
Foal, S3 KingswDHod 
Avenue, Sanderstead^ South 
CioyddiL 

QUESTION 
MASTER! 

Dear Sir, 

I am writing to aak you a few 

qnostzons about my Pet. 

1) On my Pet «32, how do 
1 mieriace it to the TV? 
Thrcugh ihe user port? I have 
uned and failed. 

2) I have found a bug in 
Pel's DOS, 1 somehow saved 
a piogram under the n^une 
*'". I cannot load or scratch n 
Itom my di^c. is there any 
way of douig either of these 
ihiiig^ 

3) Where can 1 girt a KPN 
2H2222A iransisior for an 
interlace circuit? In cny 
magazine it says I can get 
one from Tai^y but they 
don't aeem to have any. 

1) If t boughi an accmstic 
coupler, could [ make my Pet 
talk 10 someone else's Pet 
without some special 
complicated hardware? 

5} How do I PEEK the user 
port so I can make a 
joystick? 

D. Pym and H Pemim, 
Haundea 

Editor's reply: 1} You need a 
^^edal adapter to pick tip 
the video aigmahi. These 
CMt about £40.00 and can 
be abtainfrd from a niunheT 
Gf places. Try: Small 
Syaieia Engineering Lld^ 2* 
4 Canfield Place p London^ 
NW6. 

2) StiU trying to find onti 
3> Try Technomatics in 

Edgware Road, London. 

4) Youll need aome 




software — but that should 
lae sold as part of the 
acQtyittc coupler package. 
S) Tliis can be achieved 
thjough Basic by 
addressing one of the I/O 
ports on the 6522 chip. It's 
not as complicati^d a^ it 
seems, and m^ny ci-rcuitt 
hav? been published in the 
specialist Commodore 
magazines. 

ARCADIA 
UPSETS 

Deal Sit. 

In the October issue ot C&VG 
I was disappomied to se# Thai 
my high score on Vic 
Arcadia* whieh is higher than 
two piinied, wasnt 
mentioned, ffowervetTp I 
underhand that yon probably 
didnl receive it m lime, but 
what really upset me was the 
way Spectrum and Vic 
Arcayd^ weio grouped 
logetlieT, 

These are really two 
differem games^ the Spectrum 
version has more levels and a 
key thai can h^l the game 
while you re^st your Fingers. 
The Vic version doesn't have 
this feature so I think ii is 
unfa^ to compare the scores 
between them. 

Also as ] don'i know which 
machine the riv# Usied scores 
hav6 been achieved on I 
doni know what my target is 
Cofin Lttnoac. 
StLinderland 
TyitB & Wear. 

Editor's reply^ You>« got a 
gi>od point Colin. In future 
well be asking competitori 
in ow Sail of Fame which 



machine they mamd, when 
playing AfiOldill Wid tiso 
tell you which is which in 
the scotes s«ctif»n. 

ALAS, POOR 
OLD ORIC! 

Dear Sir, 

Iowna48^ im 

wTiUng to oompiam ai^oul 
lack of grnnes for tlie Oiic m 

When the Snakes program 
wa^ published m the June 
i»uep h and rm qtiile nue a 
few other Ortc owness 
iho^ht there would be mora 
games soon. 

C&VG Ls tunung mlo a Vic 
and Spectrum owners 
maga£:ine with all the games 
and features published for 
them. Please realise there are 
apecrta] magazines for Vie, 
BBC. Spectrum and ZX81 
owners, and none for ihe 
One apart (rom the highly 
overpriced One Owner lirQm 
Tansoh, 

Tm 9UV9 Ork programs 
cottie mto yotir office, and Tm 
sure if you printed some of 
them, other people would 
send in i heirs. 

Pliiw could you leU me if 
there are going to be any 
games or features for the 
One soon. Finally, how about 
havmg a Hmls and Tips page 
ui which owners send m tips 
for their machines 
P311I Mansbndg^, 
SnghtotK 
£asi Jkissex. 
edltor't nplr: Al the 
moment we have NO Oric 
programs suitable for 
puislishuig PauJ, so if you 
would like to ^end some in 
we wroulil be happy lo 
review them. That applies 
to all yoQ Oric owners out 
there. 

As for the Hints and Tips 
page — we feature the«e on 
oiir Bug Hiinter page eat^h 
month. 

And we think that if you 
loak at Ihe magazine youll 
find more than just Vic and 
Spectrum programs! 



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FOREIGN 
POLICY? 



DeftlSUT. 

Replymg to the quesiioTis 
pos^ by the DragorL 32 
advwt in th« September 19t^ 
(pftffe 21): YeSk yes, ye^. yes, 
yea, ire*, yw, yw. yes, yes, 
yes, y^s. yes, yes. yes, yea, 
yes. no, yes, no. And the 
machine Ttn talking about is 
the Commcdore 64? 

The 64 fmy be more 
mxfm^Btvm btn ii has a bigger 
graphic screen, spriies and 
CPM option. The 65 10 
rmcioprocdssDr can access 
more than &4k and the user 
can switch memory. 

ihm that there is s Ice of 
software bemg written in 
Bdiain for Che 64, 1 wrotild like 
to Imow whil guanntMi I 
have against daniimn diving 
postage. The reason Fm 
ooiiikiehi^ buying Bniish 
eoltmte is that the toed 
d^ers consdeT the 64 as a 
business machme and thus 
stock only business software 
and simplie kiddies' games 

rve been readirm C&VG 
for nearly a year now and t 
consider it a very exceptional 
magasne despite itie lOp 
(MSO 35) rise in pnc«. My 
o^Iy grouse lb that il arrives 
here one month late each 
tmut and makes ii impossible 
10 ««ef any of the contmts 
Itow about itaitmg a pen-pai 
cohunn so that we can 
osntaci other video gamers? 
Soh JiTam Hung, 
J%r*L|rt 

Pi&mujimiia M^ysm^ 
Editqr's rtply- Well, if 
anyone w4iits to comtaei Soh 
Kam Hung, write te us anil 
well pass your letters on lo 
him in Malaysia. 

SOFTWARE 
BVTERPRISE 

Jeaf Si 

I hfftfo just left schcNDl with 

sevwil ^QT levels mdud^ng 

Grade A in oomf»iter 

sciences^ 

Knowing the potential of 
the s<>fTware industtLes a few 
biei^ and I a^e tMUMig Qt 
■ettmg up a software house 
as a job 

I wondered il yon csoukl 
give us any advice as to how 
to go about seitmg up the 



company and what we have 
to do. 

We have several 
piograninittfs and an aitifl, 
so we have sevwtf good 
employees elzeady. 

MkidenAAid. 

BorlesL 

EdlMt^ reply: A good flzvt 

msmm would be to contac:! 
the Computer Setaitera 
Jlss^iatioii which ahotild 
be able to give yait the 
Information you need to get 
started in this very 
<»>iiipetitive area. You can 
eevitacl them al 1 Buckhurat 
Itoad, BexhUl-on-Sea, East 
Sussex. 

PLUGGING 



THE VIC 



Dear Sii, 

In response to Siuart 
Nightingale's lener in mailbag 
concerning Vic -20 pmblems. 

I work m a service 
department for a tiational 
dealer and have had Tnany 
Vic a to repair (SSSSH!) 

The problem is always with 
the five pm Din connector 
which cormects to the 
modulator, the leads conw off 
mside the five pUi Dm plug^ I 
have found this is due lo the 
wire bemg too stiff and 
movement causes it to 
become loose and eventually 
faU ofL I cme this by fitting a 
more flemble type of four 
way screened wire 

f have enclosed the wumg 
details below. If the yellow 
wire comes off then the 
$oimd goeSp the red win 
when It comes of r usually 
short ctrcmts to the screen 
ajTid ths bemg the power 
supply lo the moduldror 
causes the fuse injside the 
console to blow. 
0. Westmman, 
JtochdaJte, 
Lanes. 




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Irom reir 

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TIMES . . . 

Dear Sir. 

1 am wiitiiig in le^ to 

^ewait Nighiingmle*s lefier m 

October's edition of your 

magazine. 

1 was given a Vic-aO For 
ChristTT^as last year. After mo 
months it went wrong. The 
keyboard completely packed 
up. t instantly took ir back to 
the shop where it was 
bought. After a ooiqrie of 
weeks it was returned, f 
gamed two or three months 
of happy programming, bul 
then the sound went and 
agam returned to the shop. 
After a further four weeks 1 
go4 my machine back this 
time J only had a month of 
programming. 

On thifi occasion the 
television kept on scrollmg 
and the keyboard did not 
function properly. This ume it 
was away for two months and 
only after persisteni caUs so 
Urn shop did [ get a brand 
new computer. 

t am glad to repon that I 

have had no trouble so far 
with this computer. 
fotm Cine. 
Romford, 

fflODEMS FOR 
THE DRAGON? 

Dear Slt. 

I have been looking through 
your magazine and saw 
adverts for modems for the 
Spectrum, and also an ad for 
Micronet BOO. 1 d]d ruM eee 
any mention of a modenfi tor 
the Dragon 33. Please could 
you tell me if ihere is a 
modem available for the 
Dragon, or if ! could use a 
modem from another 
Opmputer il I bought an 
interface, 
finan Jfa/iery, 

frie/and 

Editor's reply: Mktwiet fa 
cmrrently available for the 
BBC B, Spectrum, Apple II 
and He, Tandy TMSBO 
models I and HI and Pet 
3000, 4000 and 30^0 series. 
Link up for the Atari and 
DragDii is being conskleiedt 
bttt nothing definiie has 
been deeded yet. 




/Or 

Modema are fairly 
ttandard piiCiii #f 
hardware; it is ditly ihm 
interface whJch iia«ds to be 
changed according t^ the 
computer being u&ed. 
However, t do not know of 
any modems ctLrrpnUy 
aTaiUble for the Dragon. 
More inrDrmation frum 
Micron* t iOfl on 01-218 

JETPAC 
PROBLEMS 

Cto*M Sir, 

Your flaU of Fame 

compel il ion i$ a grm ktea, 

but Jei Pac shc^iikl be 

excluded Irom this 

competition because it has a 

bugl 

On the fourth sheet of Jei 
Pac thfite are plane- shaped 
objects which eiplode and 
give pomls. If the Jetman is 
positioned on the top right 
hand cloud, he cannot be 
kilted. 

Therefore the teteviskm 
can be switched off and the 
computw leti running arul 
your WG&n will still be 
increasing^ So if lieft long 
er^ugh any score can be 
reached without touching the 
I keyboard or joysuck^ 
R Harrti, 



JEtoeir. 

Editor's reply! Ton a^« quite 
correct, Mr, Sarris. If you 
leave the Jetman alonep 

points each time a plane 
hlls the ground. Uttiniale 
say, th^t tbia phoiUd not 
happen, and wiU fepLace 
yoiuf casAeile If yon retan 
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REVIEWERS 

Many thsnits IQ everyone 
who wrote in olfermg lo 
review soft ware for llie 
magazine . We liave been 
swamped with replies! 
We re alratd we can'1 
write bach to you all initi- 
viduallv b^t yoyr names 
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SALLY TAKES 
ON THE 
COWBOYS 



SALOON SJILLY 



0< Iti9 Wild W^^t d<]ilgmg brawl- 
ing cowboys and coliectjng the 
toot 

Alf file actJOfi takes place lo 
ttie iccompaniinefit o1 i imy 
pi^no ttin^ which ^peeck up lo 
match the action an ding in a 
ihiindarintt crencendo Saloon 
SalCy IS PsiQEi'i itm giffii for the 
BSC niDdet B 

The premier Siiitleir software 
wfiters already heve hit games 
ur>der their belt in the shape of 
FligM Simulation and Scrabble 

Saloen SaHy is m the shops 
mm at £7 9S availablie from W H, 
Smith and other sativt^afe 
stockists. 

SHOW WITH A 

MAGIC 

MISSION 



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C^iitral TV wIE be broadcastJng 
from the far ends of ttie unrverse. 
from a space ship some SOOQ 
light y^srs from Earth. 

The M§gic Mtcw Mtsston is a 
new series for voting people thai 
explores vh& reilnif of computer 
techno I pgy and seehs out the 
iettst developmeois m computer 
g«mes and appltcations. Central 
say the show wil9 be packed wfth 
fun, jokes, colour and costym«s 
as the st^ip continues on its 
quest, commanded by its some- 
what Me^rd Beano reading Cap- 
tftin. AJreadv ft has been dublitd 
"the technological Tiswas ' 

The Megm Micro Mission will 
eim to derrrystify compute rf. Jar- 
gon Gobbler witl explatn compu- 
ter terms like RAM and ROM. 
PEEK and POKE in simple lar^^ 
guap 

Particular emphasis wiil be 



placed an the avalanche dl new 
computer games coming ^nto the 
shops tn time for Christmas Each 
week a group of five children will 
road -test a range of computer 
hardware and software ar>d re 
port beck on their findings tn 
addition the Mi$smft will investi- 
gate robots III both ihe home and 
in industrv 

The M^gm Mtcm Missmn witl 
be crewed by Iwo presenters 
plus a computer expert Dr John* 
Barker^ Lecturer in Physics at the 
Unrversfty of Warwick There wifl 
also be Silicon Superstars from 
Ihe worlds o1 entertainment and 
sport who have discovered the 
|obs of computing 

GREATEST 
GAME UNDER 
THE BUN? 



MR WIMPY 



It's the greatest game yonder itie 
bun I So say itie auttiors of Mr 
Wimpy, the Jatest cDmputeF 
game trcm Ocean Software. 

In screen one. our intrepid 
chef has to assemble the ingre- 
dients for his burgers while ai 
the same time keeping a wary 
eye on Waldo the byrger-thiel 
who ttteps trying to Steal whole 
trays cil buns Watct^ out for the 
moving mant^oles which appear 
Bt random or if s curtains (or Mr 
Wimpy 

tn following screens, the ing- 



redients are placed tar^taltsmgty 
on different levels ar^d platforms 
A harassed Mr Wimpy has to 
chase rtiund putting the burgers 
lepether while at the same time 
avoiding the murderous instincts 
d vafious edible baddies 

As Mr Wimpy runs over the 
ingredients they drop down a 
[evel. pushing, the mgredient be- 
low down a level until a whole 
burger is Assembled ai the bot- 
tom of the screen. If the pursuing 
baddies come too close. Mr 
Wimpy can always Mse ties pet 
ter shaker iq put ihem off the 
sceni. Blasting them with a frst 
fulf of pefEer will put them out of 
action tor a while, but if he gets 
comered tiel lose a lile. 

Dn reaching the final screen, 
the game reverts bai::k to screen 
two, carrying forward your hi 
score, only this time tlhmgs be- 
come more drffictilt Pomis are 
awarded for assembling burgers 
and c oil acting bonu^ gems, car^ 
tons of ice cream and ttie odd 
cup of qoflee which are dotted 
around the screen 
Wimp ay. An intafesting develop- 
ment hare is the link between the 
game and the Wtmpy burger 
Cham Ttie cassette has Ihe 
Wimpy irademafk emb la/on ed 
on the in Fay Is this the start of a 
new wave of games with spon- 
sors? 

Mr Wimpy is controlled by 
ekther keyboard or joystick and is 
avaitabte From Manchester- 
based Ocean Software for the 
Speclrcjm 46k at £5 9Q 



ALL THE FUN 
OF THE FAIR 
WITH DUCKS 

Now vou can en^oy all the fun of 
Ihe lairgrouftd without leaving 
your armchair Carousel is a 
shoQi-em^iup game with a differ- 
ence — flying d tic kg that is! 

The game is a com put ar vir^ 
sron of the sliooting galfenef 
found around fairs but with lots 
of idded feaiures 

You sran the game with a 
limited supply ol bullets which 
you must use t^arefiilly to shoot 
duck^. owls and assorted letters 
of the alphabet. 

Carousel is for the BBC micm 
and Will be available around 
Ch ritf mas from C i m b nd g e - 
based Acornsofi wrtti a price lag 

silPLE WAY 
TO CREATE 
GOOD GAMES 



SCOPE 



II you ait: ' p ^ :_ A J J- 
arcade game on ttie Spectrum 
then you can rule out Smcliir 
Basic 

You may like to try Scope This 
IS a new programming langiiage 
available on cassette lor a 4Sk 
machine and is, sevs its lulhor, 
desigioed for wntmg fssi arcade 
style games. 

Scope siaf^ds for Simple Com- 
pilation 01 Plain English, which 
gives a due as to why programs 
wrftten with n run so fast. It is a 
compiler, whicti means that 
when you have written your 
proBram, it is translated entirely 
mto machine code belore run- 
ning. This allows en inexperi- 
enced programmer to turn out 
quality games. 

If you ttnink that Ittis is a good 
idea, ttien you tan biry i copy 
from you local SmrtlhsV tt costs 

diss 



GAMES NEWS 




CATCH A 
FAUIIUG 
NUGGET! 



GOLD RUSH 



Ctliitg id gold diggers! Stnte (! 
nch on yoyr 5p&c(ruin, 

Ctlpfomia isn't the venu9p but 
80 erotic gold laden pbnm ul- 
ied Oron 

WortEfiig tfi« minfri of Qron is a 
dftficult and dangofoui job. thi 
mines consist of huge bonotnleis 
CiVflrnf. The goJel. whicti fall£ 
from th« roof ol [he cave can 
only be collected in two buckets. 

But these can'i be moved, so 
yt^u have tc^ build a series of 
ledges t«i ki>ock ftie fatlmg nug- 
git£ m the directions of the sus- 
pended buckets. 

Bui nothing is ever thrs easy 
and the game mctudes the mevri- 
Bbte husl oi alien ineafi»@s vnho 
generally sive yOu a hni4 lime, 
getting in your way and eating 
the odd careiess min^er 

Gold Hy£h will be released in 
Novembef for the I6k Spectrum 
and includes loyshctc and 
ktvboard consrol opttons. The 
game ^s produced by Thorn EMt 
and vmll csst C6.95. 

THE WEBBED 
WONDER IN 
THE SWIM! 



AQUAMAN 



Never fear — Aquamafi ts here! 
Byt can he lave Neptune's 
daughters'' 

The Old Man of the Sea's 
daughters hive been kidnapped 
and imprrsoned ifi glass cases, 
each one guarded by a vene- 
moys sea sorpenl. Sei m Ihe 
deeps. fiTtii^ms below the sur- 
(aoe, (t ts y^r job as Aquaman to 
rescue them. 

Your search for the lust 
daughters wW leid ybu through a 
deseried underwater city and 
through vannuii murky caverns 
where killer crabs, octopyses 



lurk -- and the a\\ imponani oiy- 
gen carrying amoebae live! 

Aqua man must CDlliCt these 
to replenish hi$ ever dwindling 
supplies. Finally, after blasting all 
Ihe amoebae. Aquaman must 
banle against an army of crabs 

At last he arrives in i cavern 
in which the captured daughter 
it languishing, guarded by a his- 
sing serpent. The only way tP get 
past this deadly obstacle is to 
swim back to the crabs which 
ar^linermg the ocean floor, col- 
lect them and feed them to the 
viper This will poison it and Nep^ 
taine's daughter con be reteased 
and escorted to her Dad's 
palace. 

Qnce tliere Aquaman's quest 
starts all over again and rescuing 
the next daughter is a far more 
arduous task! 

Neptunes Daughters mm on 
a Corr^modore 64 with joystick 
control and is available from 
Manchester based English Soft- 
ware for £9 95 

THE UGHT 

FANTASTIC 

SHOTGUN! 



UGHT RIFLE 



If laifgroy^nd shooting games al- 
ways seem to lack a imie some- 
thing on your computer then 
Stack Computers of Liverpool 
have now come up w^th thai 
extra mgredieni 

The Stack light rifle brings the 
reat feel of the shooting range to 
youf micro. 

Compatible with six games 
also sufplied by Stack you can 
go on a Big Game Safari, pot 
some grouse m the Glorious 
Twelfth, do what a man's got to 
do in High Noon, shoot at the 
crows m Crow shoot as well as 
Rats and Cats ami Escape from 
AJcatrai. 

The rrfle itseH disassembles to 
make a hand gun for use m c^ose 
combat games like High Noon. 

The rifle is due to be launched 
at the Northern Computer Fair m 
two weeks' time and will cost 
£29.95. 




DESIGNER OF THE MONTH 



NAME: Jeff Mmter 
GAMES: Gridriinner, Attack of 
the Mytant Camels, Hovver Bav- 
ver, and coming soon Revenge of 
the Mutant Camds. 
BORN Reading, Berkshire in 
1961 

COMPUTER HtSTORV: Jeff 
teamed Bbs^c on the school Pet 
aftliough wes not considered the 
Ideal ccmtputer whii/ being de- 
nied a place on the computing 
course He was not the school 
dunce either earning A levels in 
Ftiysics. Engtish, Maths and a 
university place. The academic 
life did not. suit Jeff and he fotind 
himself carpeted by his tutor. A 
change o1 college af^d or courses 
followed soon after 

It was during his time at col- 
lege number two — Oxford 
PotytBchnic — that Jeff bought a 
Vic 20 and learned machine 
code Loo km g at the software 
available Jetl was convinced he 
could do better and stt out to 
write a copy of the arcade game 
Oelendar on his Vie Encouraged 
by demand lor his game Jeff 
wrote another one — Traxx — 
and took them both to the Barbj- 
can show where they sold well 



Now there was no looking 
back — and Llamasoft was born 
— named after his favourite 
animals 

Jeff describes the business as 
a small family firm " iust me and 
my mum". 

The game that really made 
Minter's name ts Gridrunner — a 
super fast shoot 'em up — vvhrch 
IS sell^mg well in the US as wiN 
as m Britain, havmig knocktd 
Chop lifter off the number one slot 
m ihe American charts earlier in 
the year. 

FAVOURITE FOOD Uver sausage 
sandwiches, burgers, end mdst 
lunk foods. 

FAVOURITE DRINKS Coke, Guin^ 
r^ess. and wine 

FAVOURITE TV PRDGRAfWMI 
Not the Nine O'Clock News 
FAVOURITE COMPUTER PRO- 
GRAMS Wower Bower. Repton, 
Stix 

COUNTRIES VfSilED: America. 
France. Spam. 

PETS Two Siamese cbis and an 
Afghan hourid called Woody 
AMBITIONS To wrrie bener and 
better games. 

FAVOURITE POP GROUPS Pinfc 
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Macfc the fnect^anic i« inueh in 
dfifnand m \h^^ gam@ m lapair 
your v^Bi bartered hclicDpier 

Fly vouf chopper over moun- 
laini^MS lerrain proietlingi (He 
tanker m The bay Iwm a boni 
hardmem d1 rnissrtes firtd by 
enimy subs 

Ev«fv iJrne tNe ignkef suST^ms 
i flirect hii. rnemtiBr^ of the ciaiv 
lUfop rnto Itie waier to Swim to 
!he ^horg ¥ou have to pick thewi 
up before they drown 

OniCe safely aboard fly the 
slitv^rmg crew back to base arid 
deposit Lhem m ttte army huis~ 
Get Mack iha inechap^c to check 
your chopper lor damage and 
fuel supplies 

Af if this ¥^€re not enough tu 
kfiiep you busy, one o1 the moun- 
XBtn^ on th^ island ii Bbuul to 
e^upl intQ i herce volcafio. 

Krakatoa 15 the laiesi 48k 
Spectrum game from Abbe^c Soft 
waie. Available from the London 
based firm now at £S 95 

Also new from Abbex this 
montti IS a Flighi Simulation pro- 
fraiti for lite Co^nnniodore 64 
CumplBte wfth no less tiian niM 
flight conirols yoti must take oH. 
fly around a path 0I beacons and 
land safely agim Fhghi Sjmufa- 
lion costs f6 95 

LESSON IN 

WARTIME 

STRATEGY 



NNniTS 



If someone mentions desert rats 
to yau and you thmk of gerbits, 
Then you may ber^efit from the 
hisiOfv lesson contamict m this 
latest war simulaiion catted 
Kmfhts of the Oes^rt. 

The game lattes you back t§ 
tf^e heighr ot World War II The 
b^ i^iant German general Rommel 



IS pushmf his Panzer divisions 
lurther and fiirthar into North 
AInca. 

Vcu play the pari of Montgom- 
ery — Monty to the men who 
served under him — commen- 
ding Sriliih farces with the 
objective ol pusfiing the enemy 
back towards the North Afncan 
coast and captunng key towns 
sueh as Tobruk and Benghazi 

You CDn select a two player 
game where you command 
either the German forces (whose 
campaign is hindered by supply 
shortagast m the Bfilish forces 
(who myst contend with th@ 
swiftness 0I the Parkier uniis and 
lew mo rale I 

I he solo option the computer 
Ofuly directs the British forces 
The game is the work of the 
American strategic games 0^ 
parts — Strategic Simulations 
tnc — and rs imported to the UK 
by Centres off of Birmingham 

Runnmg on the Atari 400 800. 
Commodore 64 and Apple II it will 
set you back fys% 

BEE WITH 
A VERY 
SWEET TOOTH! 



BIRDS AND BEES 



Knowing about the fairds and the 
bees won't help you in this 
garnet You play the part of a 
single minded bee whose one 
aim in Itfe is to fill his hiye with 
honey 

Flitting around from flower to 
Wowor happily coNectmg nectar 
he IS suddertly attacked by all 
sorts at nasiy insects who Ihink 
he'll make a great hors 
doeuvresi 

Your poor bet has go I to avoid 
birds, spiders, caterpillars and 
make rl safety back to the hive 
with his cargo of nector Should 
he gel caught m a spider's web, 
he II die - and watch out lor the 
wandering teddy bear 

Scrolling Irpm left to right, the 
fame becomes steadily more dif- 
ficult as the fyrther you are I ram 
home the more na^iies thefe tfi 
to contend with and some rapid 



evasive action will be necos^ :. . 
to get back safely 

Beware of ovorloading him 
with nectar — this will stow him 
down and he's more lilcifv to qfi 
caught wobbling home tli j-^ 
speeding back tf} base 

Optionaf use cf the Eurrah 
Speech Synitieshser is available 
witti the Brrds and the Bees 
which will say "N^ectar" to you 
every time some is tollect^sd and 
Will also tetl you when you've lost 
one of your three lives. 

You can play the game using a 
loysiick or keyboard and it runs 
on a 49K Spectrum and is avad- 
able from Biig-Byre at CS95 

Also new from Bug-Byie is a 
graphical advertture game incor^ 
po rating some 17D screens of 
different pictures 

In the valley live I wo kmgs, 
one good and one evil The aim 
of the game is to steal a trees ore 
chest from tt^e evil king Bfid give 
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I dDn't risNy w^ni m put ihe 
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I ve had my fill o1 ma/i gamas 
popMl^Ted wth monsters 

The game. a$ I have said, is 
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Tha loystick &phan t% 3 much 
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ntqh welt iFnpDssibl^ using thei 
keyboard. 

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lop ol the screen and passmg 
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■Mali 

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screen scrolls upwards and you 
are faced with anotber axpanst 
of ma^e te negotiate Theri are 
20 screens m all 

Considering the limitations of 
the uneK ponded Vie 20 Bewitch- 
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of programming Ma?e games 
don t appeal to ma but ii you are 
a Pac-Man fan then Bew»tctiad 
ould be |ust your cup of tea. 



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RACE ACES 
WILL LAP 
THIS UP! 



POlfPOStTION 



Players of one of the year s most 
popular afcade machines can 
now stieak m an extra practice 
lap at home, 

Following fhe release of Polo 
Position for the Atari VCS a few 
months ago. Atari has now pack- 
aged this game for their range of 
home computers The new car 
tridp wll run on a 4QQ 800 
machine and alse On itie new 
600XL 

When you turn an ttie compy- 
!er you are greeted w<th ihe 



[^iR EVIEWS 




famiJiar Pole Positmn scene. The 
c I Duds am sull overheid and Iho 
heriion looms in the distance 
The road has changed colour. 
Iheugh. from grey 10 black 

There is a choice of four cir- 
CLj»!s mcludmg a practice tacA' 
for which Y^u den'i need to quiil 
ify~ Vou can also set the race 
disianco 10 anything beiween 
one and eighi laps. 

When y0ti press Start, the 
Atari balloon puDs the T re pa re 
to Qualify" message across thi^ 
sky. There is no speech in this 
version, however 

Qne of the most spectacular 
pieces ol Qi'sp^tt^® prografnming 
from arcade Pele Posttii^n are 
the advertising boards which 
whiiz past. These siart in the 
distance as small specks on the 
horizon and gat larger as they 
approach Tito lettering and pic- 
tures on ihem fradually become 
more readable 

UnfortunatalV' although the 
boards have been transferred to 
this cartridge, the writing has 
not They are comptetely blank 
which makes me question their 
^mponar^ce to the game. 

There is no accelerator in Pole 
Positjun The cer has a high and 
low gear which you can change 
betwaen at will by erther pushrng 
or puHmg the joystick. Drrecton 
control IS with the left and nghl 
riiovemant nl the stick, and the 
fire button acts as a brake 

Aithoygh this system is quite 
usable it cannot compare so the 
large steering wheel which con 
Irots the original. 

At the top ol the screen a 
iimer licks slowly down to zero. H 
you can finish a lap before 1I 
doei so, you have qualihed for 
the race proper You are then 
hned up For the start a)on§ with 
five other cats 

There are not really that many 
other cars on the circuit to avo^d. 
compared 10 Actmsion s new 
Enduro game for the VCS where 
the object is 10 pass 300 cars m a 
certain time 

However, this ts an excellent 
implementatron of the original 
and \ en|Oyed playing it. The r:.:jr 



graphics were a litlie uncSear. 
but generally the game is very 
playable. Certainty worth the 
standard Atari £29 95 pnt^ irjrj 



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FINE TIME 
IN TOMBS 
OF TUT! 



TUTANKHAM 



Tutankhdm burst onto the arcade 
scene two years ago with all the 
promise of becoming a Jeal ten 
peitce pieca guzzler. 

h was th@ first game that 
effectively combined the ele 
menis of an adventure game with 
frenetic shoQt ^^m up gameplay 
You play the part of Archie rhe 
archeotogist searching King 
Tut's lomb for Fong lost treasure 

The treasure is protected by 
the mystical guardjans of the 
tomb These are an evit assort- 
ment of snakes, death dragons, 
crows, bats and llying cats 
against which your only defence 
IS i laser gun with a limii^d 
amounl of power 

The laser IS only charged for a 
limited amount of time so you 
must find all the treasure and gel 
onto the next iDmb belore Ihi'S 
runs out 

You have five Archives with 
which you must penetrate the 
sixteen levels ol the tomb This is 
not easy and should keep you 
bysy for several hoiirs — I only 
managed to get to the third tomb 
after several turns. 

The treasure itself is graphi^ 
cally superb from the red ruby 
rings belonging to Queen Nefer 
titk, blue sapphire studded 
amulets, to the most coveied 
treasure of all — the Deaih Mask 
ol Tetankham. 

As you explore the comdori of 
the tomb certain arttfacts wil} 
appear that you will need to 
proceed like the map which 
i.haws you the way through the 



enhre lomb. or ih^ key which you 
wiH need to get through ihn 
doors connecting cenam stau'-- 
ri? Ttie tomb. 

lutankham is a luperb piece 
ol software lor the Vic 20 amidst 
the plethora of mediocre and 
poor quahty titles being touted 
for this machine. 

The game IS available on car 
tridge form from Parker Brothers 
at a slightly prohibitive £39 96 




AWESOME 
ANTS LEAP 
TO THE 
ATTACK! 



A1VT AHAGK 



Holding my breath, \ climbed 
over the wail and into the city 
Good not an ant m sighi Spotting 
a lorte figure on a pile of rubble 
and guided by her cries of My 
ffero — take me away from all 
this" I started to lead her to 
safety In milliseconds we were 
surrounded by an army of the 
nasty brting creatures afid were 
eaten alive! 

The deserved streets of Ajttes- 
cher are patrolled by tioerd'* ^' 
man-eating giani ants ■» 
guided by the scent of humans 
come chargmg to the kdl It is 
your |0b to get into the city, 
rescue the lone survivor and lead 
her out of danger 

Leaping and running from 
buiJding to building is the safest 
way to search for the heromi^ as 
the ants can't reach you wfit^; 
you're perched safely above 
them 

Clusieriftg around you in 
groups, you can blasi tham with 
a supply of grenades yog carry 
— this Will kit) them but more 
soofi come to take their ptace 

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or griflFi taiEs voy in whach diriC- 
fion to search — a useful addi- 
tion 10 the game s$ only a &ec- 
nan of iH £ilv f£ shown on 
scfiifl it any one time. The 
screen scrolls in whichever 
direction vou move eventually re- 
vealif^g the turthest reaches of 
ttie City 

An addriionel feecure to iha 
game ps *e power to view your 
hero frDm four BF^gles. Occa- 
sional ty hell disappear from the 
screen end to keep irack pf him, 
run ihtDiigh all the different view 
iirglif wfiicti wfll beifig hm back 

Anoihir interesting effect ts 
Itie 3^ jiraphjcs. If you run be- 
hind a building you II distppeer 
from sifht as will the pursuing 
ants Criei of "Briton' will 
appear an screen once the ants 
close in end if yt^u don t want to 
be eaten alive you'll have to 
mikt 4 run for ri 

In each new level you have to 
teerch further efielcf for the 
heroine and of course there la a 
much greater chance caf getting 
cauflHi as you try id find your 
way out {pf the maze sf buildinigs 

The ants are homtyingfy lite- 
like as are the mcvemenis o1 
your hero The keyboard controls 
on the Spictfum are very vvell 
placed to enable the easy move- 
mem pt your hero. Am Attack is 
writtin in machine code and fea- 
tures htgh-res graphics which 
iire among the besi IVe seen on 
the Spectrum, witfi hidden tine 
remover 

Am Attack is available from 
Hampshire- based Quick silva lor 
she 48 k Spectrum at £6.95. 



• Getiing started 

• Grapliics 

• Playabilitv 

• Value 



BURGER 
TIME FOR 
FAST FOOD 
ADDICTS! 



BARMY BURGBIS 



II s iboiit time sDmeane started a 
Society tor the Prevention of 
CryeJly to Chefs' now thai 
Burgenrme is also available on a 
Spectrum 

Qnce again our mtrepid hero is 
fpced with the daunting task o1 
conipleting tfie hamburgers 

Tl^e object of Burgenima. m 
case youVe forgt^tten already, is 
10 help the chef to make fotir 




burgers, which are displayed m 
layers on the screen and form 
walkways lor the Cl^el. 

WaiKing over a layer makes it 
drop down onto the waitjng bun 
below You are chased around 
the screen by a vicious fned egg 
and a couple of mean sausages 

Defence a^ernst these 
meanies comes m the form of a 
pepper pot wh^ch has five 
shakes left in it. Peppering a 
nasty will pBratyse ft for a few 
seconds while you make your 
'getaway. 

ThfS versron for ttie Spectrum 
features three burgers instead of 
four, but tlie screen layout is still 
gcod 

The mosi annoying point about 
the entire game was the awk 
ward layout of the movement 
keys. Tlie game uses the cursor 
movement keys For control which 
can be confusing. 

There are no bags of fries to 
collect in ttiis game Tliese ere 
available on the ongmal and are 
useful as they boost your dwmd 
Img supply of pepper 

The vers son of this pro era m 
currer^dy availehle in the shops 
IS version two. which has better 
graphics for the Chet, a trtle 
screen whtle loading and also a 
better routine for pepp^rmg 

After playing version one, 
which we heve m the CSVG 
Office, there are a couple of 
thiiigs which I think should have 
gone in version two Firstly, atl 
action stops while a layer of 
burger drops down a level which 
can be annoying There is also 
an awful mistake m the spetling 
of Ihe game title itself which 
remains on screen at all times 
wtiile you are playing. When I 
phoned Blaby about this and 
asked whether it had been cor- 
rectedp they ipid me that nobody 
had noticed it before and that I 
was the first to complain. 

Apart Ircm all This. Barmy Bur- 
gers IS a gPDd game for any 
Spectium-ownmg Burgertime 
Ian. The casselte. frem Btaby 
Computer Games, runs on a 48k 
machine and is available from 



W.H Smiths It costs £B.35. 



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■ Graphics 
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■ Pfayability 



IT'S SHELL 
SHOCK 
ON FRUIT 
MISSION! 



PURPLE TURTLES 



With bated breath I stepped 
gingerly on to tf?e turtle's back — 
syddenly it dived and with a loud 
spbsh I landed in the drinkt 

Purple Turtles is one of the 
cuiast games I've seen for a long 
time. The object rs simple — just 
cross the river, usmg the turtles 
as stepping stones, to feirjeve 
the fallen fruit on the opposite 
bank 

However, life isn't always easy 
and in this case danger lurlcs 
With every step, The passive 
lloatmg turtles are often over* 
come with a sudden urge to dive 
just when you are standing on 
lhem1 

Qnce on the opposite banfc. 
your man prcks up a piece of froi! 
and retraces his steps across the 
river to a very hungry owl, sitting 
in his tree he gives you a raptur- 
ous hooting welcome! There are 
five pieces of fruit to retneve in 
each level plu$ a time limit to 
contend wfth 

Eacli successive level becom 
es e little harder as more than 
one turtle will dive at tlie same 
tirne^ Unlortunately, you can't 
change direction m midiump 
and so if a tunje dives you've had 
itl 

There are nine difficulty set- 
tings and nine speed settings 
vrfijch make a dramatic differ- 
ence to the game, t found it 
impossible on the high difftculty 
settings to lump my little m»n 
safely across the nver as at 
some point all the turtles are 



under water at the same time 

Both the sound effects and 
graphics are excetlent with a 
constant change of scenery m 
t^e background and all accom 
panied by a very catchy |ingie 

Although not a game to seiihe 
adrenahn flcwmg, Puiple Turtles 
ties a cenein addictive quality 
and I found it very enjoyabl^e to 
play. 

With keyboard or loystick con- 
trol for the Commodore M. Pur- 
ple Turtles is available Irom 
Manchester-based Quicksilva for 



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TRUE TO THE 

ARCADE 

ORIGINAL 



ZALA6A 



Aardvark Software have come 
up trumps with their yersi<on of 
the arcade game Oalaga. 

Safaga. is based on a 6ala- 
xkans theme but one thai has 
been beautilully reworked to pro^ 
duce a game that's full ol last 
and furious action 

Aardvark's Zalaga remains 
true to the arcade original — 
apart from the name change 
Nothing has been missed, not 
even the ama^rngly detailed 
graphtcs or the twinUmg stars m 
tlie background 

The game begms with squid^ 
rons of ahens streaming past 
your laser base into formation. At 
this stage you can blast away 
With put fear of retail at I on. but 
once the creatures are in posi^ 
tion they fire and dive at your 
base without warning. 

Doubling your fire power is 
achieved by manoeuvrmg Ihe 
shtp under a ray that one of tlie 
meanies occasionally sends 

GartkMied on pap 37 



COMPUTED ft VIDEO QAMEiS 33 




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,; . ivanced, sophisticated 
video game system available. 

To start Wfth rs a 32K ROM 
UK RAM 



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Rrst there was the tennis vkdeo 
game tiien just as you'd got 

^t we!f and truly 
, under conirol 
camealf 
'those Invaders 
from Space. 
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there's CBS CotecoVislon. 
rs as ditferent from the rest as 
Star Wars to Dr Who. Tednno- 
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system 
wfth the 
largest 
number 
ofmiao- 
dnipsrsthe 
Ksizeofthe 
microchrps in 
the console that 
determine exaai) 
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and exciting the 
games ar^ to play 
And the bigger 




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mefnoiy the better the 
machine. 

WrthCBSColecoVison 
Che supertor 32K ROM memory 
gives you fasta speed of play 
The greatest number df 
different screens or changing 
pictures to tax your abilities 

Plus rrxxe moving objecc 
on saeen to battle through. 

Then there's the unique j 
CBS ColecoVision additionaf 
video memory tiiat gives betta 
graphic definition arid excep- 
tional colour 

But ifyou find all this 
Jargon a lot to handle, get to 
grips with games \ke Donkey 
^Kong or Zaxxon on our ^ei 
at your focal dealer and 
you'lf get the fijil picture 

A bigger challenge 

As you might expect ch 
range of games isjust * 
advanced as our con^ 
Theyrejust like the 
original arcade games. 



CBS COLECOVISION. 
A NEW GENERATIOr 




Chc3sen from the most 
iccessfuf arcade games 
t?sen ty played in the States 
,;>oneeise can dam that . 

Every single game has up 
^ 4 skill levels for? to 2 players 
ijs multiple saeens 

So even know-alf game 
fzards are in for some hairy 
.periences 

There are Donkey Kong 

Zaxxon, Smuff, Cosmc Avertger, 

jCamfval, Venture. Wizard of Vl/br, 

Gorf, Mousetrap and Ladybug, 

' demonly drffjcuft Definitdy 




direction joy stidc push button 
keyboard and two indepen- 
dent fjre/action buttons. 

And mofie. The unique 
CBS ColecoVision Expansion 



driving unit which indudes 
steerjng wfieel dashboard artd 
accelerator pedal. 




Module Interface allows you 
to expand the use of your con- 
sole and keep it right up to date 
wfth the latest developments. 
Expansion Module No. 1 
allows you to play the entire 



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jt for those vwith dodgy digits 
weedv reactions. 
More conttTDl at hand 

le CBS CdecoVfen hand 
.ntrols are also specially design- 
j to complement the games. 
They give you full control 
.'er your game play with 8 






library of Ai:ariVCS 
cartridges 

Expansion JVkxJulei 
No, 2 is a fully functional 



. It comes with 
the Turbo video 
game cartridge for 
exciting high 
speed radng 

And ^pansion A/lodule 
No. 3 (soon to be laur>ched) 
will turn your CBS CotecoVfeion 
console intoan advancedhome 
corrputef, so you can tackle 
anything from maths home- 
work upwards 

Whichever way you iock 
St Jt, CBS ColecoVision is simply 
the most advanced video 
games computer s/stem 
you can lay your hands on. 
fln ths F^ec certainly 
So go arxj tiy one 
out at your nearest 
video games dealer 



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GALAXIANS 
HAVE GONE 
BATTY! 



BAT AHAGK 



uaiaKians hsv£ gone bany with 
squadrons of galactic flying batsf 
Tht laypiit n a live by sik Forrna- 
imn of galactic bats that swoop 
down dropping bombs. 

Your task is to destroy tha fleet 
Without losing ell o( yotrr initial 
three iives About 75% of ihe 
graphics screen is dtpnated tir 
ihe playvng window 

Along the sidt i£ printed your 
scer«, hi-$cori, rtmainmg ships 
and current leva! Yoi^r stiip's 
mE^vginefil IS coTttrolEed nut by 
joystick byt by the keyboard keys 
T' and "X" for direction, and the 
shift key to fire missiles. 

As the game starts, the bats 
utter and small attack wavfl 
^<fmations swoop down. The im- 
ptied diving motion is very sim^ 
pie. not up to the usual intricate 
patterns incorporated into somtt 
of the other fialaxian type 
games. 

Tiie $hip s movement is also 
veiY bad beifig far too stow The 
rather large and slow missiles 
launched from the protector ship 
move in dead straight lines. I 
tried to "cunre" ihe shot by mov- 
ing while shooting, hm this had 
no effect 

Once a screen of bats had 
been completed, a rather 
raucous space stijp soufid 
occurred followtd by ^ senes of 
flying ''doughnuts"! This is 
wher@ C&VB's bug hunting de- 
vice activated itself to disclose a 
^itjprd bug 




Bl^mb^ jpuni the proviiou^ 
screen m the process of 1aliii>g 
were not cleared, but iroien and 
displayed in the subsequent 
screen 

You can't blast the "dough- 
nutV — yoy ]ust have to dodge 
This IS very dHficuii — and 
someiEmes rmpossibia if a 
h{]rizDniai sf^nng of doughnuts i$ 
d DSC on ding I 

Another annoymg charactehs- 
tie of this screen is that tw<3 ship 
WLdth si^ed margins are imposed 
on the left and right of Ihe play- 
ing area - restricting mavemfni 

Apart from that, the dough- 
nuts" dti hiiva very realistic spin- 
ning simulations After thks. the 
noict level ensues with I a star and 
n^Ore diKicult achan, allBrnatjng 
berween itying bet and spinning 
doughnut' screens! 

Bai Atta{:k is available Imm 
Sheffield based Alligata {Super- 
ior Sysiemstp lor the Commodore 
64. a! O 9S. 



Gening started 
Graphics 
Playability 
Value 



STRANGE, 

THESE 

QUARKS 



STIX 



Out unique arcade game that 
never realty took ofl m the 
arcades is StJx 

The "Stii" is a bundle of 
energy p represented by elaborate 
graphics imes Ihat whiz/ round 
the screen. Your |0b is to harness 
the stix avoiding destruction 
This object i^ achmved by filling 
7S% (or more) ^i ihe screen, 
avoiding the ha^aids that lurk 

Ydu contra) the consi ruction of 
the force field synthesiser by use 
o1 ioystick. creating squares, 
reciangles and other shapes 
wrthm the force fietd perimeter. 

Eacfi blcick or shape created 
restricts ihR Ftiflvettieni ol the stijc 



giving ygy more oppanunity lo 
corner ft — for maximum paints. 
When a lield lits been eori- 
structed, it is automaiitaJly 
shaded. Qn the larger areas, this 
process is rather slow, using a 
"FILL" command. 

There are two speeds in which 
construction can bo made. These 
are accessed wuh the joystck 
fire button either pressed or not. 
and are viiibly differentiated by 
red or blue shadings — on earlier 
levels The slow speed d^iubles 
your points but mcreases risk ol 
bemg wiped oirt by tlie Slix. 

As mentioned, there are cer< 
mn hazards to beware oi It the 
Srix touches t partially con^ 
strtjcted fieldn i1 mil be destroyed 
due to the molecular transposi^ 
tionf Some nasty looking quarks 
and enti quarks patrol the fcrce 
field perimeter devastating 
everything m their paih^ The thrrd 
haiard is unfortunately a soft 
ware design fault, which the 
mar^ufacturers have admitted to 
and promised to rectify in later 
production! The problem is that 
any hfisiTaimn wfiatsoever white 
consiruciing a he id, resuHs m a 
rippling wave ID penetrate the 
held. Id blowing your canst ruction 
held direction s, and annihiiatmq 
the synlhe^rser. However this 
can be avoided by finishing cun- 
struciion before the wave gets m 
youi 

I found the movement of the 
synthesiser awkward ai ihe top 
left hand cgrrter of the field peri^ 
meter. Onqe a screen has been 
completed. coF^sequenl levels 
ensue with faster, more complex 
action 

Although the game was excit- 
mg to play, I feel th^s particular 
version will have to tron out its 
mentioned defects to become a 
games players' favourite. 

Stm ts available from Super^ 
soft lor the Commodore '64 com- 
puiDfr at fB 00. plus VAT 



Getting started 
Graphics 
Value 
PJdy4ibiliry 



MAD MAX 
TAKES TO 
THE AIR 



BltTEMAX 



tt's a case of Reach lor ihe Skies 
in this Bartle of Brftain game for 
the Atari 

You play the pail of Max 
Chats worth, known to frx^ 
and enemies alike as the b u^j 
Max. Your mission iS to nti the 
skies of danger, and generally to 
make the wo rid a safer place to 
live in 

Once the fame tiii iMded. 
pressmg the start key wiR clear 
the screen to show your plane 
and the runway Your aircraft is 
quite small made up from |ust 
one character 

The plane will taxi autohiatic 
ally and you must take off before 
you reach the end of the runway 
You cannot leave the ground un 
lass your speed is over 100 mph 

Once air home, you must des- 
troy the enflmy cities below You 
have 30 bombs and an unlimited 
supply of bullets Bullets are hred 
by pressing the button on the 
joystick, and if you pull back on 
the trigger at the same time then 
you will drop a bomb 

If you pass over a fttendty 
runway tlien you can land on it 
tn fact you will have to land to 
have your tanks refuelled and 
your bomb store replenished 

Landing is not too drfficuh. as 
long as you can reme^mber lu 
come down siowly. 

There is a nurnbef of options 
which you can select to mbke 
the game easier to com ret for 
ekample you can reverse ^^ ■ 
controls on the joystick so v 'j 
pulling up will make you either 
climb or dive You can also mtro^ 
duce gravity so that releasing the 
)oy?tick will cause you to dive 
instead gf just hovering 

If you Itke the idea of a game 
based on the Battle of Sntam 



contirMMl m mm 39 



coMPtnn 6 VIDEO games a? 



mciilcch 



SPECTHUM 4akC5,S0 



8LASTERMIND 

M first gtani^ trrrs fnight 

seem m be jyst »irthtr w- 

sjon of ^ vf rv Kxvtitaf wnrn 

How wfDfiig can ytsu be"' 

True. ^^ Stan 1$ sirfipie 

•mugti lite Speclrum piclts 

A code {3f niiimber^ of coNaurs 

wirh a sctedion 0) levels ot 

drtlictj^ -- ancf tmtm you to 

do vtie samt You (tian rai^e ii 

^n turns to gytss ticTi oiriHers 

cod€ from 1t« chJt supplied 

after eacli guiii Aa ej^lrefn 

dy wiell wrtll^, fiisl and v«fy 

clearty displayed game, vvifPi 

almost inevitatM iieteil 

This was e^cartly as inlencted 

bu( umfoitunaieiy sommhtng 

wmti rtf/o/ng DiirifiQ the 
I pfogfifTHiiioc straogf uncom- 

phmcotMV messages began to 

appeal on ihe screen Ar hr&l 
I jh«y «i«re so lew they *ere 

not taKefi too senousiy. but 
I soon tbey o^kl no tonn-r 

SpedruriK tiad tieen givefi a 

P^rsonaliry — a rathef cfev- 
u^ supefpiiotis. dUAeabte. naiehil norri&ie mtnd 
^ Sicte B contains a versKsn of tne game comisattbie mm \rw! atL 
excellent Currati y Speech unif — even ^Of^'* 




HARRIER ATTACK 

Pyrf maditiw code, super- 
East adion^^ici^, iMgh^ 
addictive aicade-styli pme 
nquinng greai sliil The 
firmer 1ake$ oH (mm an 
^ircratt-caiTier wi %$ over 
sEa&omfl dstifises to attack 
^neinv instaUatiCHis on a 
'^j% 4^13114 T])e fmtmt 
'Ay fl^ taster, slo*ef Nij^r 
Qr lowef and has t»omDs and 
cannon fife wrifi wh^cN lo pro^ 
IKit 4t&&rf and make iis own 
attach If Ft flirs too h^h it ts 
deTtetid Oy enemy jei fighiefs 
^whtcti It may countef ittaclt^ 
— so ri neents to hug the 

!ufitainous leiriin *li*tn 
■ -vj var*s *jth cwry Jie* 
game But the island ^ 
heavily defendiad ^ anth 
d^rcratt rocked and lantss 
Atiich again (lie Harrier may 
eoynief atiacfc or try to tly 
nirougti A tally ^ >^pt ot 
lyei. speed artittide anmu 
nition plys pUytr soire and 
high score Finafly \he fiarrier 
must make tit bomts-ryn over 
^n^ enemy base befori* remm 

Q past more nc^tile shipp 

q iq rt§ owi inaffief 



any ORIC - 1 £6.95 
•ny SPECTRUM ES.50 




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A rea% cfialieiiging and 
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adad nfim grew tired of m 
ease wHIt ^hcn h« soMd 
oTher adveniure^ himseilf Will 
atxepi and ad on sentences 
comammg up to mm words 

Tile ^venturer t>ecomes 
Merravid chargid with the 
tmk Of Itfviting, laMmg and 
men feiurning (tie mage 
Firestone ol the D'^^arv^ 
Ho*rever ovtfeoming tt« 
mAfrf npvel and ongmaJ tia/ 
ards IS no easy rnatler Care 
fyi gnd imaginalive Thought if. 
requifed if progress 1^ lo be 
made and me Firestome 
lra«^ied down to (tie lair ol Ihe 
Dragon of Tturgon Even then 
I he DraQon has lo be ddealed 
and the stone retnev^ A 
cocnpufejve. ejtrrtmefy efifoy- 
adle and very uset fnendty 
adventure 




SCUBA DiVE 

Pure maciiinie code irrtft 

tit in control ot a diver who 
must swirn do-^^n Et>royt)h 
jeiiyfish sharks. barricMda 
and a host ot pther yndernsei 
nasites to locale rhe entram:i 
of a submanne cave He must 
then lollow its twtsunfl arid 
t)ranching passage wfhc^ 
cliange with every mm game 
10 locate ihe rryto'Cal giant 
oysters wMh their f^ttiulous 
tfeasuri ol enormous oetrt^ 
Many ol the passages lead to 
d^d-end^ while m(m are 
MM With hoTfi^ile undi^waler 
monsters fach tfrve has 
to be ttfned carefully so that 
thefs IS enouflh Q*ygefi ietr 
for the return purney whico 
IS lurther Irustraied tiy tfte 
diver's boal shifting andior 
and Ifiieatening to deop^Uie 
hirn With lis propetior This 
Oame wfiidi ieatures three 
divers player ^ore OKjti 
score hall of tame and sound 
etfeds presents pemaps the 
uitmate epic arcade adven 
ture 



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38 COMHJtCR 4 VIDEO GAMES 



ontiaHd Ipsa np S7 



then '\f00ii] enjoy playing Btue 
MaM. If the whole idea isn i your 
cijp of tea ihefi you II easily find 
inothtr program eo spend £29 95 
on. Slue M^K runs w 32k on an 
Atsn 400 13 r 800 



I fiatting itirtfrd 
■ Grsphics 
I valye 
iptav»bi1ify 



a 

B 

8 
S 



CAUGHT 
OUT ON 
THE GRID! 

One of the lirst dTi.«id^ games lo 
be available for the Commodore 
^^ ha5 now tseen Iran s'er red to 
'^ o Spec! rum. 

Designed by Jeff Minie^ this 
Spgctryrn versrpn is wrtEten by 
Salamandef and marketed by 
Quicksilval 

Confused? You won't be . . 
Read on 

Grid runner is similar to Ats^rs 
Centipede; but ml on a grid of 
squares which coveri the 
screen There is also a campu- 
t^f -controlled laser which shpot$ 
at raniioni from tihe s^de of the 
playing er^a. 

The idea t^ to destroy the 
animal, but it splits into pieces as 
you shoot. unt*l ttie screen i^ fyfl 
of small aliens sweeping down 
inwards you 

The gamt runs on a 16 dr 48K 
machine. When the tape has 
toadad, the icreen shows the 
title if the game aEid the current 
tiigh score There are no instruc- 
tions printed on the cassette in- 
lay, 50 I had to press every kev to 
Imd oyt what to do next. The 
key ts used to start, wti^le Q. A, I 
and P are used for movemenl. 
This IS a tot easier then the 4 
cuisof k^ys as used on manv 

^^er games. 

The graphics ere excellent, 
snd are as good as il not better 
than Those on the 64 version, 

The C^ntrp^de splits into a 
r^umber of fragments, each of 
which seems to fOl»ta on its 
own Movement is verv fast, and 
ihn game ps quite ditf icuit to play. 
All in ill Gndrunner fromi Qucck' 
^ilvd is quite an addictive game 
to pley. 

The game runs on any Spec- 
tfum, and is availabte from 
Qulcks^lva. It costs £B 95, 



^Getliiitstariad 
I Graphics 
I Value 
i Pleyabriily 




GORILLA THE WEIRD 
KEEPS ON GAMES WE 
CLIMBING! PLAY! 



KONG 



Donkey Kong games ace as vilal 
to the games players libfary $t 
Space Invaders and Pacman. 
Putting it bluntly, youf cDflection 
ain't worth a dime unless yo^ Ve 
sot a tape wtth a craiy gorilla 
and cute Itatiin car pom or bat 
timg it out <or the hand of a lady. 

When buying classic games 
it^^ important to get a good 
version. 

Donkey Kong -type games art 
no exceptmn to this rule and one 
n@w micro which will undoubted- 
ly have several versions aval)- 
^blD IS ihe Commodore 64. 

One of the first of thes^ games 
10 come m for the C&VG gorilla- 
bashing test session is Anirog s 
Kong The game scores higt^ly or> 
graphics making use of the 64's 
vivid colours — most arcade like 

Tht high standards tn grapllics 
were unfortunetely not matched 
in game play tt wa$ very difiicuJi 
10 make ManD jump ovar the 
barrels and at varmus stages in 
the game the character siead- 
fastly refuses to take running 
jymps 

The game makes good use of 
ttie E4's abihty to croale very 
smooth scrolling graphics — tho 
movement of Marm and ihe tape 
being very smootli imteed. 

Its a pity thks smootfiness of 
movement was not matched with 
more careful animation, This is al 
its worst in the runnmg motion of 
Mario who hobbles along as if 
with a 3imp. 

A reasonable version of tlie 
arcade hit although I couldn't 
help feeding it couEd have been a 
iot better In the shops now at 
€7 95. 



POOYAN 



■ Gelling Started 

■ Graphics 
I Valye 

• PfayabJIItv 



I somelimes wonder haw much 
computer programmers and de- 
signers drmk Jgdgmg by the 
weird themes and ideas m most 
computer gem$s these days it 
must be quite a lot. 

Pooyan IS defmitety one of p 
new wave of "imaginative" 
games, welf Td certainly call 
parachuting wotves different. 

The intrepid wolves leap from 
a tree top opposite Pooyan, in an 
attampt to glide down to the 
ground. 

You com rot Pooyan who sits in 
a basket dangling by a rope from 
a c)iff top Vour lOb is to burst ttie 
helium balloons ttie waives Sfo 
using. With your trusty bow and 
arroWp to protect Pooyan's lankly 
of piglets. 

The wolves aren't delenceless 
although they will occasionalty 
launch a volley of acorns al 
Poo yen's basket 

If you let any of tha wotves 
reach the ground they'll climb 
the ledder next to the rope and 
try to bit it m hall 

Another line of attack you can 
employ is the magic arrow This 
appears at the top of the cliff and 
disappears raptdly loo if you 
don't ge^t to it quickly, This arrow 
1$ much more powerful than 
usual and can kill several at a 
time. However it becomes much 
more difficult in Eater sheets to 
coiJect It as there can be any- 
thing up to ten wolves trymg i^ 
bite the rope. 

The first lev^l is comp feted 
once you have killed 32 wolves 
The ne^l level tekes m the 
Wolves' Lair, The beasts have 
changed direction and are now 
being lifted to the top of Ihe chtf 

II more than seven reach the top 
Ihey'll push a rock over the edge 
which makes a very nasty mess 
of Pooy^" 



I can f^nd absolutely nothrng lo 
criticise m Pooyan. The graphics 
have to rate as one ol the best 
available for die Atari The gam« 
IS very playable and addictive All 
Alan owners should make an 
effort to look at Datasoft's 
Pooyan. 



iGeHifigsiarlid 

^Craphits 

rvalue 

^Pl3vabr(tty 



MAURICE 
AND THE 
BIG BOYS! 



MAURICE MNOR 



Maurice, the Morns Minor 
took a wrong turning one day 
while oui for a drive. Finding 
hjmseH in t^e middle of a Grand 
Prix instead of a qu^et country 
road, he enters inio tfie spirit of 
things and takes on the racing 
cars at their own game 

Maurice Wmor incf»rporates 
s^x difficulty levelSp a dtsp^ay grid 
showing ihe leve' of damage and 
Ha\l of Fame 

In each level the speed of the 
game increases you couid 
take It easy and start as a Sun- 
day Driver or jump to the other 
end of the stale as the Kmg Pm 
where. { assure you. Maurice 
really shifts i 

I found il impossible to get 
anywhere in the faster levels due 
to the faifmgs of the Dragon |Oys 
tick Maurice IS very sluggish in 
answertng the controls and it's 
impossibfe to keep him travelling 
in a straight hne 

One teal gripe — wliile we 
were playing Mauriice Minor the 
program trashed three times for 
no apparent reason! Maurice 
Minor is available from Leeds 
based J Morrison Micros; for the 
Dragon 32 at £6 95, 



• Getting started 

• Graphics 

• Value 

• Playahilitv 



COMPUTER 4 VIDEO GAMES 39 



COMPUTER OR 
VIDEO GAMES? 




Computfir keyboard add on ^ are 
here al laiC end CSVG h$t gat its 
hands on ^wa o1 thim lo ttsi 
thom om btrpre thfiY 9<3 <^lo lb€ 
s^hops- Will they -t^lfer &£?riau$ 
comp^lrtion l^ the micros'^ 

The VCS keyboard <s manuftc 
til red bv Sp^ctravidgo — the 
makafs of the Spactravision 
range ol ca rend gas 2k of compu^ 
tar memorv can be used to vvnta 
Yotir own programs — which can 
than be itorad on cass«ne tap 9 
bv cofinacting |h& VCS to a tap@ 
recorder with leads iupplmd. 

The Campumate also has 1Sk 
of computer memorv built m to 
perrorm a nyrnber ut othar lunc^ 
tions. These include a music 
capability whrch can simulale 
the sound of piano and organ, 
has Four buitt m tunaSn and en 
ablas you to wnie and edn your 
own compositions, tlien play 
them back or stora them on eaS- 
sane tape 

Also b^Uih in IS the Magic E^sel 
graphics drawmg system which 



enabies y^ou to draw m up td ten 
colours and run six different 
screens at a tima to create an 
animation effect, 

Mam reason for buying a Com 
pumato IS to learn to compute 
and start writjng your own pro 
grams The Cctrnpumata 4S ideally 
suited to do this as it uses the 
most popylar home cc^mputar 
language — Sasic 

An instructmn manual prO« 
vtdes a ste{] by step guiile la !h^ 
keyboard and also takes you 
throygh a few simple piDgrams 

The heyboafd itself is touch 
sensitive with cushioned pads 
thai click when depressed to 
acttnowladge the keystroke 

The Compumat^ sits on lop of 
the VCS and is connected to it 
through a cartridge which slots 
from the keyboard itiid the car- 
tridge port. 

Aai necessary ^eads are sup^ 
phed With the Compurtiata which 
IS avartabie now from Sihca Shop 
9t £49 9fi 



INTELUVISION DO IT TOO 



The Intelhvision keyhciard is 
final ty here — no less than two 
yairs after it was promised to 
fntel owners We discover it it 
was worth the waat. 

Despite the delay and if you 
still want to get into computing 
and haven't already boiight 
anottier home computer then the 
Comiaiiier adapior and keyboard 
Will enable you to do just that 

For your money you get two 
bOMes — i large square box 
which plugs into the cartridge 
port and the keyboard itsell 

Styled in the same black plas- 
tic of the console though with 
sharper, more angular corners 

The keyboard has Itill moving 
keys laid out m standard type 
write f fashion 

As witt^ Its Atari counterpart 
— the Computer Adaptor comos 
complete w»ih Manual The 
keyboard also has a built in 
colour coded Basic ttiitiir to aiig^ 
ment the manual 

Like the Compumate the Intel- 
livision keyboard has 2k fif com- 
puter memory lor wnling your 
own programs. These can be 
saved on cassette tape by con 



ftectrng mactima to a tape recor- 
der THe recorder atso enables 
you to reload programs into the 
machine. 

The add-an uses a hybrid form 
of Bas^ic which enables you to 
access the lophistieaied 
graphics contrdls ol the main 
console. 

The main disadvantage af this 
hS that It takes the beginner away 
from rrflrmal Basic — M em 
ployed in other home computers. 

For real computer buffs the 
Manel Aqyarius printer is also 
compatible wrth tt^e keyboard d 
you want to have paper cc^pies t^f 
youf programs 

The InteliivkSiDn keyboard and 
adaptor are in the shups now at 
f89W„ 

THE SUPER 
STICKS . . . 

The super new Cyneit remtite 
control joysticfcs featured in our 
July ^ssue have now been 
slashed m pr>ce to a more com 
petitive £34.95. 
Origmslly priced at a hefty fJQ 



tt^e $ticks were beyond the reach 
af most gamers 

The new prrce at iust £5 mart 
ftian an average caftridge should 
pirt the sticks witfiin most 
(leopte's reach 

Remote control game play has 
been made possible by the de- 
velopment ol a unique radfco chip 
— which enables you to move 
obiects around the screen with- 
out wires cluttering up your living 
room 

In out August issue we asked 
you to sort ottt nur lumbled |oy> 
sticks for your chance to win a 
set of Cynen sticks. And at last 
we can announce who won> 

Lucky winners of our pni^s — 
Qenerously provided by Cynex's 
UK representatives — Qmega 
Enterprises — are; 

Simon Cawlay of Keynsham, 
Peter Evans of Wolverhampion, 
Ptiilip Hicks of Brdxtiourne, 
Herts., Malachy Devlin of Cooks 
town, Co. Tyrone, Scott Corbett 
of Aberdeeri mi Darren Jones Of 
Port Talbot. Wales. 

Our aagted eyed winners wer« 
the first tD spot that of the cross- 
ed wires drawn for us by artist 
Ross Culhns Wire C was the one 
the bemused player should have 
chosen to get at liis joystick 

Our congratulations to atl the 
witmen. 



THE COLECO 

Stand baet . . . for the launch of 
hi-quality. modestly pnctd video 
gamesi 

The first will dnve y§u up the 
wall — or drainpipe — with tn- 
caementf You play the role at 
Frantic Freadf the fire fighting 
bug I Yi^ur inevitable task is 10 
e)(tmgtiish a series of fires in a 
multi-story buildinf by 1ir»ng 
snswbalts througli the bta^mg 
wtndowsl 

One dangerous hazard is the 
Fatting fireballs which burn you to 
death on contact Each flame 
takes about fave snowballs to put 
outf 

On consecutive levels the ac- 
tion really hots upl You may now 
climb the drainpipes to higher 
levels and shoot left or right if 
you see two Hashing doors you 
may enter one and reappear out 
the second! 

Several stranded cats on each 
Id vet appear at the windows and 
try to lump to safety' 



If you donl catch these you 
wiEl lose one of your thre« lives 
^ shame you're not a c^tl Em- 
tmguished 1 tames start to regen- 
erate themselves and wander 
Over the scre^eri m order to 
smother you to death) 

Does anyone like GelvKien- 
type games with a difference? 
You do well the next twe will 
interest you 

The first — Super Cross Force 

— shows a hi roi colour 
graphics dispiay of deep undis- 
covered space — where no 
reader has been before. Several 
planets fdl the si^reen 

You control an mlinitety 
powerful galactic cathode artd 
diode btaster. which wtien oper- 
ated causes a deadly high vol- 
tage sgark ta |ump across The 
termmals are placed top and bot- 
tom of the screen The aliens 
appear in squadrons wirling and 
circJmg in tormation attempting 
to destroy your b [aster 

You mutt dodge the missiles 
and electrocute invaders as they 
cross youf range Unfortunately 
the spark drains your fuel supply 
This may be filled by shi>otinf 
llescendmg parachutistst 

The g^me mcorporetes three 
unusual options, paralleip diagon- 
al ar^d dual In parallel modi the 
tirmmats move simultaneously, 
Dia§onal mode causes terminals 
to diverge thus producing a 
diagonal spark Dull mode is lo^ 
two players, each controlling one 
of the terminals^ 

As uiiUBl each consecutive 
level increases m dffficultv as 
yoii progress through the Qame 

The other Galaxian-type game 

— Spectron — shows a futunsiic 
picture of an Earth defence base. 
The aliens appear in sm by three 
formation and swoop down drop 
ping bombs on your missile 
launch area. 

Your only protection is a nar- 
row force field whrch deterior- 
ates uftder alien attack! Bonus 
points are scored Dy hinmg the 
space! ship I hat flies across the 
top of the screen 1 

All three games are for one or 
two players and are available 
from Silica Shop for the Coleco- 
Vision system at €19 95 epch 



40 COMPUTO & VtDEO GAMES 




SAVE THE STRANDED 



MINERS 




SOFTWARE 
PIRACY 

In the conboumg iighl aQSinst 
piricy, Atifi has successtully 
brought another case to ihe law 
courts 

The three defend a nts^ charged 
with piracy ofi Qctober 2Sth w^n 
itie lafast in a number ef peopie 
taken co court by Atari ovar Che 
\m%\ few monttis. 

The charges included injunc- 
tic^ns iQ stop the infringement of 
Atari software and also to stop 
the defendants passing oft any 
software as the original Alan 
rtem. They will also have to deliv- 
er yp slJ inlnngmg software and 
^ems such as documents, bills 
snd invDiCts. 

Th^ case of softvrare piracy 
WIS brought to Atan'^ notsce by 
adverts placed in magaiinas and 
|ourna)£. 

The adverts offered Atart car 
tridges and disc based software 
at a fraction of the retail pnce In 
some cases the games offered 
had not been reiease<i in the UK 
but were available only m ihe 
States. 

The result of the case feH in 
Aurfs favour with glfid^vit^ 
being sworn |iy the defendants 
undertakiing not to copy Atah 
software Atari have aJso been 
awarded court costs which are 
likely to be substantial and ifie 
defendants have accepted dam 



Moonsweeper. a shoot-em up 
arcade style game has arrTved at 
lastf How long can you survive 
111 a attack of marauding aliens 
while you rescue six stranded 
miners? 

Your aim ts to fty a space craft 
m a distant planai m tlie outer 
reaches of the galaxy and rescue 
six stranded mtners who are des- 
perate to start diggmg on 
anotlier planeL 

Whaling through space you'lJ 
need all your WFts about yau as 
you c^ine under attack from 



aiien craft and UFO's who want 
nothing more than to see y^^ 9° 
down in flames After docking on 
the miners planet the pace hots 
up as you are blasted from alt 
angles. 

Using your firepower, blast 
your way off the planet and enter 
the time tuni^ei which witi lead 
yoM end the miners to safeTy and 
the completion of your mission 
The game reverts id the begin- 
ning at this pomt but resouing the 
miners gets progressively harder 
on each new Jevel 



Voii can accelerate and de- 
celerate yoyf sf^acecralt by 
pushing lorwerd and pulling back 
on the I oy stick to dodge the 
atiens. 

f^oonsweeper should have ir- 
rived on the shelves well over a 
month ago but due to praductton 
delays m convening the game to 
the UK PAL system, the game will 
now be here by December 

Moonsweeper, by Imagic. for 
the Atari VCS, will be available 
from all leading retail oiitleis at 
£2995 



FAREWELL TO SPIKE'S PEAK 



Spike s Peak and Ghosi ly/^anor. 
one of the new breed of double- 
ender caftridges by Xono^ was 
to have been available in the UK 
by Christmas. 

However you won't Sit the 
double-enders by Xonox on the 
shelves this Chrastmis as K-Tel, 



the record peopis will no longer 
be acting as distribytors for the 
Krm in the UK although they are 
still handling the distribution in 
the States and Europe 

Kiel say: "We have decided 

not to go ahead tn the UK/' 

Appeiently so many setbacks 

were experienced in 

the States with 

production problems 

and pmmr 

conversions that it 

IS unhkeiy ttiat 



the carlridgeswdutdhavearrtveij 
m lime tor Christmas 

In Spikes Peak you pult on 
your mountem boots become a 
mountain climber, braving man- 
fating volar biari« vicioui 
eagles and the ever present dan- 
ger of landslides and evalan^ 
ches. Or rf the fancy takes you 
can enter Ghost Manor and try to 
rescue v^ur friend from the wily 
clutches of Dfai:ula 

Our reviewers had a sneak 

preview of these two games — 

ai^d weVe afraid they got 

a resounding thyinbi 

down frem Iha 

teami 




agts which are nominal 
to be paid to Atari. 

Not wishing to discourage 
potential programmers. Atari 
have decided on a softly softly 
approach to the problem of 
piracy. Once a cartridge or disc's 
protection has been broken, the 
mac h me code subroMtmes of the 
program can be viewed. There 
are many who learn in this way 
by looking at a game's routines 
and the techniques used to see 
how the program works. 

However, the end result is 
sometimes misuse with a few 
people carrying the procedure 
one step further and copying the 
games to sell for commercial 
gem. 

Atarrs viewpoint is that the 
copying of a copyright program 
for whatever reason js illegal and 



they stated. "As far as ttie small 
pirate is concerned, we don't 
want to use an eittremety large 
amount ot muscle to crack a 
small walnut; 

Atari would much prefer to 
see the time, effort and money 
used to catch the pirates dk 
verted to more important aspects 
such as as lowdnng the price of 
software. 

# What do you think about sofi 
ware piracy? Why not drop us a 
tine and express yoyr views. 
Write to Mailbag. Computer Bird 
Vid^o G&m&s, Ourrant House, 8 
Herbal H^ll. London ECTR 5EJ. 



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WIZARD FUN 
IN NARZOD! 

VectreK o. lot hours 

of thumb I . . ^ [jn as ihey 
saek to {^enoititt cha wolls of the 
fortress of Nar/od 

Thk$ famt 1^5 gtiaranlged 
tdilictJve and, if yoy'v« gol things 
!0 ddv n^ot to b& rDCOmefided 

Its a big enough stram ta stop 
ptaying for long enough to writa 
this review — to say nolhing of 
answering [h^ t^ltphdne, going 
to woiic, or aating thrai squaro 
meals a day 

The causa of ill this trouble is 
i particuiariy nasTy brood of de- 
mofts in the employ of ilia evil 
Hneafd — Nar^od 

Tought£l Of lh»t liinchmM 
i^e the WAfbirdv, Ghouli. and 
Mystic Hurlefs 

Ai ttie last af tha gDpd wizards 
you must f4y your hovercraft into 
thi fortftis and destroy the 
wi^ard^ 

The roadway to itia c a site is 
divided into four sections each 
With rts own bai^d of creatures. 

¥ouf hovercraft is capable of 
rapid fire and you can also 
bounce the byileti off the w^lls 
— but take c»re as sometimes 
the bullets can bounce back and 
hrt you. 



u:.o V"- fiavedesiroyiri: J.. ::.^ 
creatures m one sector, a notice 
will iiash up on the screen — 
Ydu May Pass" To do thss yoy 
take your Hovercrafi up l<a the top 
of Ihe screen with the loystick 
and through the tiny door to the 
next level 

Each level fs tougher than the 
previous one and you witl have to 
bias! your way through four sec- 
tions to get 10 the The fortress 

Once msicJe the liirtress you 
will be bombarded with S pikers 
frain the Myslic Hurler This is 
the toughest test of all and you 
Will ttava to register six direct 
hits on the Mystic Hurler to kitl it 

The Frre^istable attraction of 
Nariod IS due \q your cunosfty to 
get into the fortress and get a 
glimpse of Ihe w^^ard \n rhi? 



CHALLENGE 

"yngeons and Dragons lakes an 

-il swrst m the Treasure of Tar- 
Mattel's D&D pmea have 
proved a real hit with Fntellivision 
owners and this third cartridge 
will be no eitception. 

The action lakes place inside 
the tunnels and corridors a1 the 
Island of Tarrnm 

Deep inside the fortress lays 
the priceless treasure — 
guarded for decades by the 
forces of evil. 

To recover the treasure you 
v^lt have to avoid being killed by 
giant ants, scorpions, srrakes, 
dragons, ghouls snd wraMhs that 
inhabit the fortress. 

A three dimensional simulation 
of mqvemeni is created as you 
move down tl^e ct^rndors with 
doors and wills looming \n front 
Of you Similar to 3D fna^e 
geifie^. 



Finding you way aroiind Ihe 
corridors is one of the toughest 
IMrts of the game and you viould 
do well to take a Irp oyt of the 
Adventure gamers book and 
keep a pen end paper by yisur 
side to note down certain key 
locetiofis 

Ai vou travel you will find 
certain artifacts m the corridors 
which can help you against your 
erremies. 

Only ^\% of these can be held 
in your pack ar one time so you 
muft fceef i conilanl check on 
ttie surtahility of the objects lor 
each stage ol the game 

In order to attack you need to 
be holding a magical item or 
weapon m your right hand 
Somtlimes these will vanish in 
battle $0 Ft IS wise to keep a few 
weapons m your p^k 

Etoh encounter with an 
enemy will cost you a ceriiin 
number of ponnts so yoy ha^e to 
check y04ir score before and af- 
ter tlie fiffht. 

There are some useful dems 
teattered ihrougheut tt^e corri- 
dor$, as wtl4 as atl the ghouls, 
like ll^e tedder — which you can 
tfseto climb through i^nto the neirt 




GALAXiANS 



TREASURES OF TARIWIN 





TERflAHAWKS 



SPACE FURY 



44 COMPUTE 4 VTDBO CAfcffiS 




level or the Eye Mural which 
enables vou to leo what has 
ahead 

IMme IS a lot t& (his gam© — 
bolh in tiims of vid^o games fun 
and in;elteciy9t chalt^ng^. 

Ffir those of v^^ who already 
own D&O garnas it 3& a must but 
for itii^se Ql yoLJ who dcm't it i£ 
also an @xc&lleiit game in its own 
right 



THI VERDICT 


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lot ^n lnl«llivi£iDin 


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J^l-Ll 


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111 


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WELL PLAYED 
GALAXIANS! 

Atari It seems are having iroyble 
finding afcada games m convart 
kr ttieir VCS Galaxjans, i new 
release, although a great game is 
well past 11^ heyday 

Apart Irom my qualms about 
the age of the game I think Aiart 
have ould^na ihemseives or^ 
Galaxtans by pfodycing a top 
rate game, and I have to admit to 
being pleased with Ihe vast im- 
provement in the qt^atity of 
Atarf^ software over the last 12 
months 

The game ts a straight copy of 
the origmal It has all tlie diHer- 
em m^ames of the real machine 
and the hamikaie d tying actions 
too. The fwooping aliens have a 
real turn o1 ^peed wtitch will test 
even the most experienced of 
Gala^an experts 

The display is neat and very 
colourful Tf^e graphics are close 
tn the arcade machme and fast 
vtfiih none of the awful Hickenng 
which spoitt Atari's Defender 

One small criticism of the car- 
tridge. In the early stages Ihe 
game is very easy — but after a 
while this position ts reversed 
and swarms of aliens are 
iftundermg down at yotir laser 
base 

Galauans is a ofassy repro- 
duction of tne arcade game and 
one that deserves to be m ell 
ihDOtem-up fans games collec- 



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PLAY WITH 
TERRAHAWKS 

Terrahawks is the narre of the 
game — and the name E^f a new 
TV series featuring the puppets 
ol Gerry Anderson, the man who 
brought you Thunderbirds. 

Phi tips have signed a deal with 
Mr Andarsan ID martet games 
based on the series — and Ter- 
rahawks is the hrst of these caJl- 
ndges tor their G7O0O system 

At the laynch of the n^w game 
Phihps owned up that it was 
being writ! en before someone 
came up with the idea of linkirtg 
n 10 the TV show. 

Bur the game has all the mg^e- 
dients of the show — nasty evil 
aliens and a brave defence force 
determined to beat off their 
attacks. 

Terrahawks is the first of a 
new wave of games for the 
G7000 which are a considerable 
improvement on what has come 
before. If s a classic space shooi 
out — in Galaxians or Space 
Zombies style. 

The game starts with Zelda - 
chief nasty in the TV show - 
appeanng on the screen and 
leynching a wave of ships to 
attack the Hawknes!, the Terra 
hawks' base You control one of 
the Terrahawk ships and blast 
away at the alien ships which 
swoop and swarm above you^ 

As the game progresses each 
wave of alieri ships is armed with 
more devastahng and dangerous 
weapons to hurJ down al the 
defenders. It begins with clusters 
of rockets which are fairly easy 
to blast or avoid. Then come the 
anti-matter mines which drift 
down slowly — btti have the 
nasty habn of homing m on your 
Ter^hawk ship 

Then little green meanies 
appear to plague you These are 
the Annihrlators which race 
across the bottom of the screen 
at yai> i1 they manage to reach 
the earth's surf ace that is Vouf 
best bei ^s to blast them before 
they landf 



MeetTwhile the artti-matter 
mme^ and lockal clusters are 
still falling tool 

Zolda's fourth squadron is 
armed with the deadly Nutleonic 
Space Mrnes which zero m on 
Iheir target, 

8v this time things are getting 
a bit hectic — and if you live 
through four screens Zelda be- 
gins her mvesion again — but the 
aliens begin to get fiercer with 
each wave. 

Ifs not the rnost origmal of 
games but quite addictive once 
you get intq the swmg of things. 
One small criticism I'd make is 
that It's drfficutt to tell when one 
game ends and another starts. 

You only gel one lile so when 
your base is blasted by en alien 
ttiat's It But the only mdicstion 
that Ihe gome is over tomes 
when the score register flips 
back to zero at the botiom of the 
screen 

There is a high score register 
too — which makes pEaymg 
against a friend a competitive 
affair. 

Overall Terrahawks is a good 
addition to the range of games 
for Ihe G7D0D 



THE VERDICT 




1 


A basic space 


shoot out — 1 


bul non« the wl^rse 


for that 


• Action 




All 


• Graphtcs 




IIX 


• Addiction 




111 


• Theme 




1 1 



FURY OUT 
IN SPACE 

Space Fun/ ts a very old idea in a 
new and no! altogether success- 
ful package. 

Shoot -em-up fans will mstant- 
ly recognise the similarity be- 
hween Coteco's Space Fury and 
tlie legendary Astenods game, 
even though there isn't an aster- 
lod in Sight 

Vou control the ship by moving 
lefi. right and forward as in 
Astenods but the moving objecis 
are certainly different^ some 
would say uninteresting. 

The game siaris with a picture 
ol an alien daring you to do battle 
with him Coleco have made a 
very uncprrvincing attempi lo 
synchronise the alien's lips with 
the scro fling message at the bat 
torn of the screen 

Thss ridiculous performance is 



repeated at the beemning of 
each and every game I have to 
admit the display is novel the lirsit 
time round but from then on iti 
attraction fades rapidly 

Compared with other garnet 
for the CofecoVision Space 
Fury's grephtcs are abysmal The 
hrst screen start with 15 moving 
sqyares which you s^mpty havf 
Id shooi As the level progresses 
the squares torn together lo form 
large diamonds, which sounds 
smister but actually makes the 
game easier to play 

The neKt stage of the game 
involves docking your ship with 
Qfie of three mother ships on the 
screen You have a Irmiied lime 
to manoeuvre your crah m posi 
lion, i1 you fail to dock in the time 
limit you wi4l lose any bonus you 
might have gamed from the first 
fevei 

The other two sheets on the 
first leve) are similar to the first 
but the enemy ere a different 
shape. 

The graphics are so bad iff 
hard to tell what fhey're sup- 
posed to be, but one set ql atieni 
does bear a resemblance tq pur- 
ple coloured doughnuts 

After the first level has been 
completed further ahe^ts contain 
miKtures of aliens. 

When a game finishes the 
alien appears again and cest his 
opinion upon your perfcrmance- 
His commenis range Irom art 
"amusing" io a formtdable oppo- 
nent. To give yoy some idea how 
difficult the game is I became a 
"formidable opponein" wiihm 
quarter of an hour 

Space Fury contains the 
Dbhgaiory catchy tune, birt un- 
usually bad graphics for the Col- 
ecoVisEon. It aisQ has the one 
fault that marrs almost all the 
Coleco games. Et's far too easy 
and fails to present a new chah 
lenge to Ihe games player 

Space Fury isni up to the 
usuat standard of games avail- 
able for ColecoVision, and when 
compared lo the original Aster- 
Olds gam£i n really does fall Hat 
on Its face 



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our readers and save them money 

by pomting them in the direaion of 

quality and value for money. This 

Christmas, we present 11 full 

machine reviews for you to 

scrutmise, olfering advice and more 

importantly, helping to put your 
inquisitive minds at rest and make 

the right decision. 
Our reviews, compiled by Richard 

Frankel, cover the popular 

machines as well as some of the 

latest contenders to the home 

market, which we feel will be 

successful in the near future. We 

make an assessment on the famous 

Atari 400 and SOO as well as 

reveiliiig Atari's new baby the 

600XL. In addition we look at the 

VIC-20 and CBM-64, the Acorn 

Electron and BBC, Japan's latest 

contribution, the Sord MS, and the 

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YOUNG LEARNING - 
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Number P^jzzler 
Number CuJper • School Maze 
Circus Adventure* Hide fiP Seek 



What do 
home computers 
mean to you? 

Do they conjure 
up images of '1984" and 
'Brave New World? 

Or do you think of them as 
advanced videogames? 

The subject is shrouded in 
mytK One or two of which 
we hope to clear up( with a little 
help from the Dragon 32). 

Video games are a great 
intnxiuction to the world of the 
home compuien 

But there's more to them 
than simply saving \\ 
the universe. 




True they 
canbeusedasa / 
toy. To prove it we ve 
pioduced a wide range of high 



quality software 
umed at thegames 
player 
But to use aDragon 
simply to play games on is 
rather Uke buying a car just to 
listen to the radio. 

So what else is there? Well, 
there's programming. 

We've even produced some 
software that'll help you master 
the basics, 

Then there's TypingTutor. 
a program that's particularly 
useful on the Dragon 32 thanks 
to its professional quality 
keyboard 
In fact our software range 
has something for just about 

everyone, from our Young 
[.earning series right through 
to Computavoice, a program 
that can actually make your 
Dragon speak 

Take a look at the sample 
list pro\ided and you'll see just 
what we mean; 



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Cosmic Invaders 

Shark Treasure* Flag 

WliirlybiidRun 

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Computers, like anything 
else, can seem a little daunting 
iiyou don't stan right at the 
beginning. 

But. basically, they are 
logical and easy to understand 

Especially if you start with 
a home computer that is lo^cal 
and easy to understand 

Like the Dragon 32. 




Ma,ybe.though,youwantto 
wait a while. 

After all computers are ad- 
vancing all the time. Aren't they? 

True. But there's no point 
getting ver>^ advanced equip- 
ment if you dori t know how to 
use it properly. 

Besides the Dragon 32 is 
versatile enough and has a 
large enough memory to be 
able to cope with all your 
famitys computing needs for 
rears to come. 



That's certainly no fonune for 
a machine with specifications 
like these. 



6ii09E MICROPRCXESSOR. 
The m».«i fKiuerf ul eight bii 
processor .iv.iilabk 




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32K RAM I art stantUrd), Ai ieAsiiwcc 
the mcmoiy o( mosi simikrly priced 
machines. 



EXTEhDED MICROSOFT 
COLOR BASIC { as standard*. 
Featuring; ADVANCED GRAPHICS 
(set, line, circle, paint, print, draw, 
rotate and print using), ADVANCED 
SOUND 5 ociavcs. 255 tones. 
AUTOMATIC CASSETTE 
RECORDER CONTROL, PVIL 
EDITING wthlNSERTand DELETE, 



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The Dragon 32 is a proper 
computer As standard it offers 
a massive memory, together 
with many hinctions you'd only 
expect in a much larger < and 
more expensive) machine. 

Yet it will only set you 
back £175: 



DRAGON 





This is where the Dragon 
really scores. Our handbook 
was designed to be easily 
understood t as was the whole 
machine), even by people 
totally new to computers. 

"It is better than most, com- 
prehensive and easy to readT 
(Thank you Personal Computer 
World) 

So you wont have to keep 
asking the kids how to use it. 

j^d as computet^ begin to 
play a bigger role in our lives.so 
a knowledge oi them becomes 
more important 

Many schools have already 
recognised this, and computer 
studies is commonly taught. 
Mind vou it' U never have 
the 'dull' tag attached to it 
like other subjects, because 
computers ( especially home 
computers) are great fun 

How else can you save 
the universe in your own 
front room? 

RAGON 32 

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HAR&WARE 

PROCESSOR BASED: fi*i02 

RAM 32K (nun eKpamJatili) 

ROM 32K 

POWER SUPPLY: rniomil 

R F OUT phono £OCk«l 

GAME PORTS 

AD CQNVERTDfl: 2S pin 

connector 

VtQEO OUT: 5 pm din/phOfio 

SEJChflt 

OTHEfl CONNECTORS: Tube. 1 
MHi But (for connecuon to 
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OrfVQ, 1/0 user pdrt, Eton at 
scickfii. 5 pin cass«ne input 
KEYBOARD: ^Qwifty ffyiu: 7* 
full Travel kn^x including 10 
funrLron k&ys 

SOUND OUTPUT: an board 
speaktr 

SOFTWAM 

SOUND four ifidivkdyal 

channots. 15 amplJiude l0v«l*r 

^ pitch virialjgns. 2SS 

duration lengths 14 pert 

ewetepe ginofaior. 

BASIC Ac0m Siructtired Basie 

USER DEFINED 

GRAPHICS m^xenmm of 3Q« I ^ 

i biock {|nd$ 

COLOURS 8 NORMAL blai^k. 

md, gretn, yellow^ blue, 

maganla, cyan, whtlt 

B FLASHING black'Whita. red 

cyapt. graen-maganta. veNow 

blu«p blua vellow. niagtnta^ 

grtan, cvan-red. whiTeblack. 

GRAPHICAL 

SYMBOLS: none 

PRICES AND OTHER OPTIONAL 

EXTRAS 

BBC MICROCOMPUTER B 

£3431 + WAT) 

SINGLE 5.2S^ DISC DRIVE: 

£2aOHVATt 

DOUBLE 5.25*^ DtSC DHlViSi 

D99I+VAT1 

TELETEXT RECEIVER 

£l8Si+VAT» 

PRESTEL RECEIVER: €301 + VATt 

ir BAW MONITOR £90 f + VAT) 

ir COLOUR MONITOR: 

D50( + VATJ 

ACORN DATA CASSETTE 

RECORDER, £26 (+VAT) 

GAMES PADDLES (PER 

PAfRIEn5(4VAT} 

SPARK JET PRINTED (MAX 132 

COL! £365 

VOICE SVNf HESISER: aS (inc. 

VAT & fitting) 

SECOND PROCESSOR 8502 

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The BBC computer w^ the machine everyone 
waiiied foVp And ihey wereri t diaappcKintedl 
Tte BBC offefB pow^rM graphics^ sound and 
basic as weli as having a g^od quality 
keyboard and well docunwntad manual. The 
machina cw^ m iwq veftions — Model A 
and Model B, The Mode] A came in at £300 
and the B at £400 The Model A is iio longer 
avais^le so this review deals with the B". The 
machme now oomes with 32k RAM and 32k 
ROM w standard. 

maf€/&uPMm/5omm 

The BBC uses " struciured" Basic which is 
becoming more common on new machines and 
is considered a more logical approach to 
programming For Those not familiar wiih 
stmctured Basic~ Stnictured programimng eli^ 
minates statements Uke "Goto" and "Gosuib", 
Injstead subroutmes are named when they are 
creaEed and can then be called by name as 
opposed to Ime ntimber. 

Other Smictures include IF . . . THEN , , . 

El^E. ON . . . GOTOtSUB) While , Do loop. 

USTO will give you a Listing where all sttiic- 
fined loops are mdented for easy idenfifica- 
lion and neat format. Procedures and hinc- 
lions may be defined using local and neat 
format. Procedwes and (unctions may he de^ 
fined local vanableSp and any reference lo a 
local variable outside its piocedtiie or hmc- 
tion reauhs m a ^^NO SUCH VAJUABLIT mes^ 
sage. Proceduxes are defined outside the 
main program and may be calleid from inside 
the main body of the progiam. 

The 6S02 based BBC executes Basic prog- 
rams extremely q\iickly . 

MAoMne code routines may be eieecuted 
using eidier USE or CALL Thi^ wiU be paincu^ 
larly useful for programs where areas of cod^ 
ing need to be executed ai "Basic" speed Uke 
text instructions- 

Meet r€fe9Kved words may be abreviated 
ie. L. for List or P. for Pnnt. This system works 
for statements as well as direct command 



entries. Upper and Lower case characMfs 
have different values in variables ihmefan 
lower case characters can not be used as 
reserved words. 

The text display works in con|imctioii wtth 
the eight graphics modes. The maximum Md 
display is m Mode which wdl give you 80 ^ 
32 clmractefs, and the rmnimum Mode 2 or 
S — which has a 20 ^ 32 display. 

The BBC's graphical capabiLues axe far 
superior to any other iTtachine in its jmrn 
range. There are eight different modes witti i 
maximum resolution of €40 by 236f Th» co- 
ordinate 0,0 16 m the bonom left hand <^mar of 
the screen in all modes Changmg the 
graphics mode when graphics have been 
created on a given mode results in the 
machme reploning the points to ttt the new 
mode. h\ other words a program that uses 
graphics will run m any mode and the coarse- 
ness of the plotting will adjust accordingly 

Pkx V jc.v where v varies &om 1 to 88 arMJ x 
and y are the screen co-ordinates has 88 
different optkons. This may be used (or draw- 
ing lines, plottmg points or even filling Ul 
defined ajreas such as rectangles, mangles or 
any irregular shape or area. 

ll IS poaisibte to mix the graphic? and text 
windows and set them anywhere on th« 
screen e.g. you could have a graphics ^^miiam 
m the centre of the screen surrounded by isiet. 

There are IB colours available and the 
ability to change the drawing colour, back- 
ground and text foreground- Of course, you 
are restricted to the number of colours 
allowed on the screen ai any one time, de- 
pending on the mode in operation- In the text 
modes it is possible to colour each inidividual 
letter as desued. 

Generally speaking the higher the resolution 
the less amount of colours allowed on the 
screen at any one time 

The BBCis sound generator ^ phenomenal- 
ly good. There are four individual channeli, 13 
amplitude levels. 255 pitch variations and 2^ 
variable durations. If that's not enough to 
contend with there is a 14 pan envelope 
geiierator. tt is possible lo synchronise all four 
channels to form a chord by markmg the 
appropriate ncMe with the iiumber of channels 
to play at once The wcmud generator techni- 
gues may be contusing at first p but once 
mastered becofnes a powerful tool 

KiYtOMltD AMB CURSOR CO/fTROL 

The keyboard is good q\Mlily although slight 
"'play'' IS apparent on all keys, tl is housed in a 
plastic mjection moulded case which is a 
hnle on the weak side While on the subiea ol 
the case, it may also be of miere«i to know thai 
it is not supported at all being impiactical io 
houfle the monitor or disc dnves on the top. 

There are 74 keys each wuh a vanable auto 
repeat feature. Located along the top of the 
keyboard are ten hmction keys. These may be 
used for anything from a simple hinction to a 
complex string ol commands They are easy 
to program too. 

For example if you wanted to put "Print 
Sqr(A)'' mio function key number two, the 



"Prmi ScjrCAr. 

Thftra ftfe threo LEDjs which light wht: 
Cips Loclc; Shift lAck aekI Cassette Mofor are 
m opOTBtzon 

Edinng is unusuaL The procadure is to ij^l 
the ^ppropriAce lin^, us^ the dUfscf diiection 
keys td fetch the first chaxaaei aini therh 
press the Copy key to produce a direct copy ^f 
the tifie. stoppiiia when an insertion m needed 
or skipping a chir^cier if it is to be deleted. 

PtmPHtSJUS JIMIUfff 

A.:: ^^^."i Acorn supply a cassette recorder 
toff about £36, you may use one of your clusice 
as iiqwet it via a seven pm din socketn which 
can be computer com rolled if you hmve a 
remote sockei^ 

To load 3 program you must type "LOAD* 
©r "CHAIfr ToUowed by the* Tile name You 
may UM "^ as the file name to load the next 
program on the tap©- Ease of data transfer is 
disappointmg iS one has to judge when ihe 
data sound is just right i e. not loo loud or soft 
and at exacts the nght tone. Otherwise when 
levels az* conectly adjusted, data transfer is a 
reUabte source. 

Single or double 3,2Sm disc drives are 
available from Acorn and retail for around 
E230 for single and £799 for double sided. 

Other e^ta options available include a lele- 
lejct receiver, Micronet BOO adaptor, a cokHir 
Cff black & white rrKmitor, dot matrix pnnier, 
voice synthes:^ and even a second 6S02 pro- 
cessor which gives you I he ability to "dowti 
load" seoftwaie over the telephone lines and 
gfras fou access to Fresters 250,000 pages. 
Om «r«a that some enterprising manufacturer 
cxnild look ai is a joystick. There are none on 
the rnarkm that r^My work effectively but 
we do have som^ top secrret informal Lon that 
Vulcan EliectTonics are planiung to release a 
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OTHER CONNECTORS: Edg€ 

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KEYBOARD Owfitty' style, 56 

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SOUND OUTPUT: on board 

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Ihh pitirh vafiations. 255 

Ciu ration lenghts. 14 pan 

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BASIC: Acorn Struciured Basic 

USER DEFINED GRAPHICS: 

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COLOURS: a NORMAL black 
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maq^nts. c^yan, white 
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cfiin, grMn ruagenia, i^wv: 
blufi. blue vellow. mafiinia 
greon. cyan-r^d. whitf -bt^ck 
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C19S(iTic VATl 

13" BW MONITOR 

£90(iFTc VATl 

W COLOUR MONiTDHi 

OMdnc VATl 

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RECORMH fZ6(mc VATl 

GAMES PADDLES (PER PAIHI 

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Ton may appear to s/ a IB- 

.^.,,p. .- .iiode) A- Retailing for mi.--.:--. . ^..^KJ and 
aim.ed ^t the SpectTunvT>ragQn market. 
Ah hough ii i£ m their pnc« range. i\ often 
L^upenor capabilities. 

Many of the BBCs features have been in- 
cluded on one chip an the Qectron. Apart 
from this, there are other feafwes which diWe- 
rentiate the two which we shall examme. 

BMStamAPma/%oum 

The Baaic used by the Electron i& almogt 
identical to thai on the BBC machine. It ii 
^tiqhtly ^ower than the BBC bur still one o( ihe 
;leat for its price. 

A vast majonty of BBC programs run on thv 
Deciron reqiuring little or no detail changes. 

The Basic used is "Siructured " whach atiU 
excludes the Stnictured loop WHILE DO. 

Uppex and lower case charade rs are avaO- 
able and hold differeni values They arc dis- 
tinguishable m variable names so variables 
may use leeenred words as Long as they are in 
lower case e.g, 10 prints 14354S6. Integer 
variabtes have absolute accuracy with a max- 
imum si^e of 2,U7,4S3,647. LiJce ihe BBC. 
string vanables may be a maidmiim of 255 
charwrten long. 

The EVAL statement allows the user to 
inpui n. numerical function e.g. tp*S/sqrtS6)p 
which wU] be EVALuated by the computer tor 
use vihthin the program if necessary. 

Built into the ^yttem m an elapsed-ttme 
clock which has an assignf^l variable c^^led 
TIME. Et may be cleared or preset to any vatu* 
and it is itiCTemented every ^/im of a second- 

This feamie ie particularly usehil for games 
playing where it may be necetisary to time the 
player for input or reactioti. Variables may be 
defined as locai' withm a procedure or hmt- 
tion. Procedures may be defined from outside 
the program and can easily be caUed to Erom 
inside the rtutin body of the program. 

For direct memory mampulatiorw peek and 
E>oke are not used, instead three opefitors 
^ro introduced. The symbots lued are as 
^ J Hows: ?♦ I and S. These are used to poke a 
value into a location or return the eKisting 



COMPtTTER ^ VIDEO GAMES 53 



vahie (PEEK) opem« peek and poke on foui 
QQi^iiecutlve kx^iK>n$ and place a attring into 
memory respectively. 

A full sei of s^lf ^xpianaiory error messages 
aie used, requinng no referendng. 

The Electroii Kas t^n programmable func- 
tion keyi- These could be used to good effect 
fof eDtTuraf^te like "LIST" or ^UtT a oomples 
■triEig of procedures. 

For tM«mbly enrttuiiasis. the Electron 
allows yoa to inchide assembly insiruotiOM 
wiihin the bounds of a basic program for 
louuttes ihai xeqm^ speed. 

The hi-reso)uiiQii ^aphics on the Electron 
an identical !o that on the BBC except Mode 7 
wMch. disappomtmgly, ls not present. [ say 
difiiippointingly as it ordy iiAets Ik of memory 
as opposed to the other modeifl memory usafp 
of Sk to 2Qk ! Other modes are Iniftct givirkg you 
a range from 1^ '^' 2S6 resolution up to an 
ivioniahing 640 ^ 2S6 resolution, and a text 
dkfiAy ranging from a large chazttctered ^ < 
32 display up to a generous 80 ^ 32 display — 
klaal for word procesging' 

While on the subject of resolutLon. the Elec- 
tron — and BfiC have a marvelous unique 
resohttion plotting sysiem. 0,0 is in the left 
bonom comer with a theoretically 1280 poinis 
across md 1024 points upwardb, regardlesB <rf 
whai mode you are in. 

When I say points don'i mistake it for 
iMotution, as a DRAW 1279, 1023 m Mode 2 
fril] resuh m a diagonal line much thicker than 
the ubr^i fiine diagonal Ime you will get with 
DRAW 1279. 1033 m Mode 0- 

Th^ astern means that graphics created m 
any of the graphics modes, will also work m 
any of the other four graphical modes, re^ 
adjustuig the design to the available resohi- 
tion! Now if that seems a little heavy, relaiL 

All other BBC graphical commands are 
available like DRAW. PLOT and MOVE, 
altliouoh the abiltiy to scroll graphics side 
ways \B only available through machine code. 
VDU can be used to leduect text and graphics 
vtrmdows, shade in assigned shapes, rederme 
characters and much mote. 

There are 16 Colours available — eight 
normal and eight flashing. Those can be used 
to good effect for drawing colour, back 
ground, background afid tea^ foreground The 
amount of colours available wittiin thre varioi^ 
modfiSi o^verally decreases as the ri^solution 
ine:r»ises- Teici characters may be mdi vidua! - 
if coloured li so desu-ed_ 

The otherwise sophisticated sound on the 
Qeciion is spoilt by the mability to play two or 
more voices together. There is a H pari^neter 
part envelope genemar. 



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The yWLliTi styie keyboard is really ex- 
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my opinion is the best under £400f There is no 
'play^ which spotlt the otherwise good quality 
BfiC keyboard and it is very quiet too. There 
are 56 auto repeat keys altogether — 17 less 
than the BBCs of which most have around 
three functions. On most keys are one entry' 
keywords — like the Spectrum — which are 



optional — unlike the Spectrurri! 

These are accessed via the hinciion key. 
The ten funcbon keys — found aepaiaie from 
the ke'^>oard on the BiC — are combined 
with the nurrierical keys to 9 A few other 
keys found separate on the BBC are comhirr 1 
with other keys on the Electron wh.- 
explains its slightly smaller keyboard. Shift 
lock ts missing. The case is beautifully de- 
signed and attributes to ones overall good 
impressions. 

Cursor control and editing is also Uipe the 
BBC. To edit a Line, one must move tbi onrsor 
up to the lute with the direction keys, then 
press the copy key to reproduciiig a copy of 
that line at the block cursor — k>cated under- 
noalh — stopping for insertions, or skipping 
unwanted chancters. This is ikvi one of my 
lavourue feaniEM! 

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There are sockets for domestic TV; R,GJ 
rnonitor and composite video output The R.F 
output IS clear and stable, bur if you must have 
a colour momtor, they retail for around £230. 
There is no command for picture centring as 
on the BBC. On my standard colour television 
the top of the display was lost. 

The Electron hasn't goi ail the output sock- 
ets thai the Beeb has got so Acorn are plan- 
ning an expansion box, to wrhich hopefully 
disc drives, printer and Ptesiel could be con 
nected. As ye! I have no details of whether 
existmg BBC peripherals will be compatible 

It also looks sceptical whether the more 
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When Comrnodo^e announced the amvd of 
iheir Vic- 20 compuEer m Augu^ 1981. il was 
CQT1 side red a very good value for money 
packigen at under £200 U incorporated tu- 
respluiion colour graphics, a full travel 
keyboard and a sophtsucaied sound gener- 
ator. Th^ fianic that il mmu m the siandaid 
ComniodDre Basic. 

At th* time i!s closest nvals were the Tandy 
Colour Compufer and the Atari 400. 

For those potential buyers who are compar- 
ing ihe ComitKxiore 64 mth the Vie 20, it must 
: '^ noted that the 64 has not only great p<mn- 
ua] as a garner n%achine bin as a businesa 
machine, whereas the Vic -20 is reaUy aimed 
directly at ihe home user market 

The Vic uuiially coniains oniy 3Jk ci user 
RAMJ However, an eight or iCk ejrpander 
canridge is available. 

The Vic- 20 IS one of the mosi readily avail- 
able cocnputers aiound. being obtamable at 
moct hi-fi and computer shops across the 
nation Us closest nvaJ today is tlie SjpMtilJm 
which has also been reviewed elaewhefe in 
this supplement. For aiound £140 or less, 
icdgy's Vic^ao buyers will get the main con- 
sole, a eaasene deck (previQusty reiaLbng to 
around £44), a compilation game cassette and 
a written introduction io Basic. 
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BMstcmuifiH€S.smiito 

The Basic used in the Vic 20 is Commodore's 
Basic Version 2.0 Unfottunately it is not very 
fa^ so it makes it mipractical for high speed 
graphical auimatioti. All of ihe usual features 
of Microsoft Ba^ic are pment There is a full 
set of error meesagea which are self es^lana- 
lory, eg "bad sinbscript error" or "*fQrmiUa too 
complex error"', unlike other machines' coded 
error me&sages which require tiresome re- 
ferencmg, 

All Basic keywords can be entered ui a 
honened fonn. These are mostly two or three 
cliaracters lortg. For e^c^unpk the iO^breviaiion 
for READ is represented by R SHIFT E. 

The teact chaiacier display is di:^ppomtmg» 
ly srnall. only 22 - 23 characters. On the good 
side lower and upper case letters are avail- 
able by touching the Commodore logo key 
with ejther business or full graphical symbols^ 

The Vic was named after its Video ^terfaoe 
Chip which plays an impoilant role withm the 
compuier It is prmmrUy used to handle sound 
routines, graphics joy^tck and Ught-pen oon- 
troL This can be manipulated by the user lo 
alter its operations to suit the intended ap^ 
plication. 

[Is internal registers control areas like 
where the location of the screen window 
occurs, the whereabouts of the charader set 
or where the screen RAM may be found 

There are esght programtnable hmctions, 
which can easily be programmed to activate 
anything from a short hmction to a string of 
cormnands accessj^le at the louch of a key. 

Compared to the Spectrum the Vic's 
graphics are feeble giving only 184 x 17B 
resolution as opposed to the Spectrum's 256 » 
192. [t IS possible though difficult to create 
user defined graphics on an B x 8 block ghd. 



and to alter the character set pointer to point 
to characters that you have deslgEbed, whicli 
may tJien be accessed via the keyboani 

By adding the super expander plug-in car- 
tridge you will have access to fairly powerful 
graphics features. These include CIRC1£ — 
which gives you the ability to create variable 
sifed circles and PAINT - which allows you 
to fihade in apecified areas or sliapes. 

It mti^ be noted that having said hi-resohi' 
tton graphics are available, unless you own 
the super expander cartndge you wiU find 
them incredibiy difficult to use. For example, 
if you wanted to draw a line between say the 
points D.O to 100,80 you wouki have to poke 
each individual location m memory for each 
point oo the screen making it a laborious job 
to create a simple picture. 

Other simple graphical techniques aie 
obtained by usmg The G4 piece graphics char- 
acter set. colouring the bkKiks if necessary. 
This is utipLemenied by pokemg the 22 x 23 
tent screen locations with the appropmte 
graphical charaaer code. 

There is a total of 16 coloufs. However, 
there are limitations. The border can only be 
one of eight colours, the background may mm 
one of 16 colours and the hi-resolution alk^ws 
you to use only two colours (foreground and 
background). If desued. text characters may 
be individually coloured. 

The Vic's sound capabilities are advanced 
and fleiuble. It has fotir channels which m- 
chide three voices (Alto, Tenor and Soprano) 
and also a white noise channel The sound m 
output through the TV speaker, so the volume 
may be adjusted on the TV or from the 
computer's pre-amped 15 volume levels. 
There are jusi over three octaves altogether 
and voices may be synchronised to play 
simultaneously. 

The wmte noise chanrid aDovrs you to cre- 
ate almost any type of Kund and may be used 
in conjuiu^icai with the oiher three voices if 
desired. Th« mutual thoughtfully supphes you 
with 30 different sound settings that range 
f^om a wolf whisUe to the imhiim wund of 
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The keyboard on the Vic -30 is the same 
excellent one al^o found on the CBM-64, h is 
slightly curved to aid ease of t^irtg. Down the 
right hand side of the keyboard are the (our 
function keys each mth two hinctions. 

The keys are mtpponed by a metaJ plate 
which Slops the circuit board bendmg if a 
key IS struck hard. InchKled are "shift 
lock" and "run^stop" keys. All graphics 
symbols and colours are accessible via the 
keyboard. 

Also like the 64. and oiher Comrfvodore 
machines, cursor control allows you to "insert" 
and ""delete", move cursor up, dowrt, left or 
right. One useful feamre is thai after editing a 
character or word m a program line, you may 
press "Return", there is no need to go lo the 
end of the line. You may also move the 
courser to any character, change it and press 
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A disc dttve is available bom Commodore 
hm law cc^mmeroa] prograiTis have been pro 
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The games port is compatible with Atan- 
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Other peripheral devices available bom 
Commodore aie thfee types oi pnnter and a 
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Graphics Tablet seem to have been planned 
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may be vvorth youj while (if yoy can utreteh 
your budget) to look at the Commodoi»-64. 

The CBM-64 was imti*Hy a replacetnent fof 
the Vic-20. lis far siipenor with po««ful 
gxaphiCS, sound and memory. 

Th£^ CBM 64 OngmaUy retailed at E39D \»A 
now. due CO competition from Atan. the prwi 
has capped to aiound £225, although ii ts 
possible to find one br below £200. 

The machine conleinfl a hefty Mk of RAM 
leaving about 32k to the usei . This should be 
ertough to ^ccommodale the moit sophiKti' 
cated ai^d lengthy of gannes. The machine has 
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ThtCBM-64u»e the Vic K) 

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aie the two and diiiq%*alify compatubUily. The 
screen display is 40 clianicters by 2S (upper 
Of lower case) as oppc^ed to the Vic^s ^ x 33 
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trying lo nm a Vic program on the CRM-&I, as 
for eMitiple. references io kx^tioiis m the 
revised Video Ii^terf aoe Cucuji will differ. The 
ht-resohnion gnphics offer 320 < 200 resolu- 
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>^r.e particulai graphical (eature which m 

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You may draw an objea say an alien on a 2 1 
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Up to ei^hi gpiUes wm be laof^ « ai^ m^ 
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T"h€ RH lightpen is compact Irttle 
bi^r than a reft-lip It is ^/ersatite. 
wrth a sophisticated microswitch 
at fts point which r«ponds to the 
slightest pressurep arxJ an LED lamp at 
the user's end to indicate data 
tra/>smissK>n. Both microswitch and LED 
are fully pnogrammable. 

The RH lightpen is neliaWe. with a 
rugged rwtal case to provicte physical 
and etectronic protection, lis sensitivity 
on be adjusted to the thckf^ss and 
Type of your TV screen, givmg the 
h^hesi leveJs of accuracy 

Wfth the I ighipe n cof^nected to 
your B8C Micro you can draw lines on 
the screen, or give commands simply bf 

Colour -fi-apMc loftuvare 

c^nal software IS available so 
thai all the colours d the BBC Mcro s 
palette are available at the tip of your 
pen. Complex gr^ics can be created in 

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I hts prqftf J.m uari the t|ui2 feirmat coinbinifig the 
e-lement d fun w ith edvcatianal teacfvng. ISO 
qtif^f i&ni may be programmed by the teacher. 
dividet} m\Q etght lubfcct veas oi S questions 
each Qyetejns and anwers cin be charged as 
often as yoy wtih The computer wB lell the pupil 
^vhether he or she K» thetOT^t AFWwef or ncl 
but -cheatif^ is prevenied as pupih ciannoi ^ce^s 
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Dctives^ Eniv^lopes (ADSR) may be de- 
veloped aUawing orie to create the n^ht sound 
effect for ihe purpose intended. This method 
decermm^ the shape oE ihe soimd curve, 
Sound may be output^ through the tel«visioti 
speaker or hi-fi system. 



mrsmm Mm o/km camam 

The 'Owerty ^ yboaid ts exc^Ueni. 

easy to use aiul i e free. It has 66 keys 

m aU with torn ptogi^nm^sim keys incoipor- 
aikig eight hmctions two per k^, Graphics 
syinbols — characters — and ccloui selection 
may foe made from the keyboaid via the 
cofiirol key One usehU featuire is the shift lock 
key. The keyboard is housed m a strong 
moukted plasiic casmg. 

Cursor control is the same as all other 
QHfunodore machines wmg tiiree k^ys plus 
ibe shifi key to allow the user to delete or 
inwft lexi — which some otherwise good 
micros lack — move left, rigfc, up or down. 



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If -^ M^ lo be used for data storage 

p.. a Commodore cassete player wtll 

have to be purchased. This has a umque 
interface connector and is computer control- 
led having fuced volume and tone levels. 

For the more senous user Commodore 5r 
disc dnves are avaikble. These are half the 
noarmal height and retail for around 025 which 
IS comparatively cheap. 

It ts possible to connea the CBM&t to Pel 
double dnves 8030 or 8050 but m this 
ease an IEEE 468 Enterf ace and new operaung 
sysietti (DOS) will be necessary. The interface 
will set you back about £60. 

There are plenty of good Atari cotnpaiible 
joystwi^ks available from Comrttodore and 
other electromcs independents, Joystick 
pnces start at around £10 and go up to abouE 
£50 for a really good remote control one! A 
light pen may be obtained for around £20 and 
a Commodore phnier may be plugged into 
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HARDWARE 

PROCESSOR BASED; ZBOA 3.58 

MKi 

RAM 20K 4K usar RAM 

ROM: 8K-ei;pand8blo to lEK 

POWER SUPPLY: external 

RF OUT: phonal socket 

GAME PORTS. tW0 x six pin 

mini dm 

VIDEO OUT phona socket 

SOUMO out phonp socket 

SERIAL PORT built in 

GintrocnGS irtterfaGG 16 pia 

KEyeOARD SSkeylouch 

sensitpvo membrain 

SOUND OUTPUT: teJevitiort 
spe^Mr 

CASSETTI I/O eight pm dm 

socket 

SOFTWARE 

GRAPHICS AND TEXT MODES: 

tBKt 24 ^ 40 charactei's Gf. 24 

X 32 itxt and keyboard 
graphics qharacteis multi- 
colour, "ttis^alaied ' 4 < 4 
malnx graph ii;^ patiens Glk 2M 

X 492 r^salulipn. up to 16 x 16 

sue graphical spntes plot 

draw, Circle, bost. har. pamt- 

BASIC-G 

COLOURS iran^fidreni blact 

grain, light groen. deep blu&, 

l^gh! blue, ctotp r«d. ^yan, r«d. 

Ifghi redr deap vtllow. light 

yellow, deep green, purple, 

griy, white- backgrounc}, 

''liack light plane'^ sprite, 

character or piicel mav ba 

indm dually ci^lQbjrad colour 

code frorii SO Xu Sf (h^Kj 

SOUND si^ o[:taves, lb 

vclumes. 255 tempos, 8 

envelope stiapes. three voice 

harmony, four chenneb 

including noise generator 

BASIC I: integer 

BASIC -G integer -a tfvancad 

graphics 

USER DEFINED GRAPHICS; up 

10 324 characters 

GRAPHICAL SYMBOLS: 128- 

including Graek italics. 

SPRITE DEFlNtriON! max 32 

individually controFled, 16 ^ 16 

or B ^ 8 detinitif3n. ta 31 

priority level 

PRICE 

SORD MS COMPUTER C1 30 

OTHER AVAILABLE Uf4GUAGlS 

BASIC-G: as-advanced 

graphics 

BASlC-f : E35-Hoaling pojnt 

arrthmeliE: 

FAL-C. C3&-apphtationi 

packagia 




What makes i good tnachm« is » 
combuiation of qimlity ai^d valtie for nwrLey. 
The Sord MS (by CGL Home Ck^mpuiers) hM% 
broken mio the sui> £200 tnork^t reimilifig (or 
axound £190. For that pnoe you get ths buic 
machine, a rather large ext^tmaJ powu aiipf^ 
ty, television lead. Baste I cartridge — i veiy 
simpliS and limited integer Baaio — and 

There m 20k of RAM. A full 16k is taken up 
for video RAM, giving superb graphic 
cupdbilities. There are three types of Buic 
avdjl^le, of which two we shall investigate. 
The processor used is the ZBOA mnrung at 
3 58MHz with only 8k of ROM (expandable lo 
i6k with the expanHion cartridge). 

BMSK/eimmtasoum 

Th£ B^s^ic-l caitridge is very Umited m tenm 
o[ hmctions and capabilities. Tor staners its 
calculations are integer only with a rajige of 

32767 lo 32767 If a decimal is us^ m a 
calculation, the resuh will be "syntax enot"! 
Also, exceeding the uiiteger range limit during 
tho stisps of a calculation, i©. 10 PRINT ( 100 * 
1000' 1000) will give you an overflow error, 
even though the final resuli of the calculation 
is in range. 

Keywords may be entered by one key 
press via the hinction key. although this v$. 
thankfully, optional. 

Both ypper and lower case chai^ctera an@ 
Li Liable but hoki the same values^ so LIST 
and list would be acce|5table. also LET A B 
would be the same as LET A b and so oil 

Variable names may fee up to a majtimum of 
16 characters long which i^ quite adegtiate. 
LET ETiatements are optional as with the vari- 
able reference in NEXT- 

When mputrng lines, the computer wUI put a 
space between the tine number and first 
chajracter but will not separate KeywoKb. If 
you do not put a space after a Keyword. U will 
resull in a syntax error This procedure is 
extreimely annoying and will prove frustrating 
especially to newcomers m the programming 
Held. 

Read and Data statements are also limited. 
Firstly data coniaming alphanumencs must be 
separated by commas and quoce marks, le. 



COMPUTER & VIDEO (3AMES 01 



DATA "a", "b". *^c" etc. and you ue noi 

allowed to read Mmgti! into on azny^ e^. . . , 

10 FOH a ^ Ito 10 

30R£ADfi(a} 

30NEXTa 

Jlmya of any dse hav9 lo be diinen^ioned. 
A tmw coimnind nonnatly found on more 
€Kp«\sivo machirws is HEXStJ. This is used to 
rotum \h^ hexadacimAJ v^ue of the string 
enclosed m the brackets. Error messages is 
iTLOiher area which would not be helpful to The 
newcomer. 

Basic- 1 is not equipped for complex 
graphics, but c^n produce simple graphics 
symbols. These are accessed via FUNCTION 
together with "3 '. By simpty iLnsertmg special 
contjol codes in the PRINT statement it is 
possible to scroti the screen in four dir ectiotiB, 

To use the MS to iis Ml, a Bastc-G cartridge 
mil have to be purchased. This will turn the 
MB into a very powerful graphics machine 
which ts ideal for games. It contains all the 
features mentioned in Basic- 1 and many more, 

Bmli mto the Basic are some impressive 
interrupt and timing features Tot interruption 
of the keyboard and joystick, ON KEY GOSUB 
and ON JOY GOSUB are used- Error handling 
is contToUed by ON ERROR GOSUB. 

There are four icreen modes to choose 
Crom. These are text mcxle, which gives a 24 x 
40 display ^ S < 6 — charaCEei gnd; GI, 
which gives a 24 x 32 ieict display pli^ all the 
graphics symbols^ mtiln-colour mode which 
cant display Eext but lessellaied" graphics 
panems. from graphical iytnbols — ini dot 
matrix size — corr^pondirbg lo ASCU code^ 
32 to 255: and finally GQ, the ht-resFQluiion 
mode with hill si^e sprKes. 

Up CO 32 sprites can be displayed arid 
morad indtvidnaUy. You have the option of 
creatuig a sprite on a 16 j< ItJ or eight by eight 
block grid. Similaj to sprites on fhe Cotnino- 
dore 64^ ihey are each given a pnortty levrt — 
from to 31. The lower the level the higher 
the priority, so a sprite of level tive will 
'eclipse' a sprite of level sue and so on. 

The statments used to manipulate the 
sprites are: LOG, k)cation of the sprite on ^e 
screen- SCOD, to assign the sprite code; 
9C0L to cokam the spnie and ERA2E, fol- 
k}wed by the sprite code to erase it DISC and 
DRCT are tised to <aknjkte the disiance be- 
twMii spntes. r 

As well as spnte creation, there is a pmmi- 
tiai of 334 user definable characten. The 
high-resohition graphics give a S56 by 192 
di^ltey* Tbti^ are some other powerful staie- 
mfiiiti too. PLOT IS u^ed to plot a single pomK 
CMOVE to position the graphics cursor; 
DRAW to draw a Mne bwn graphics cursor to 
the given co-Ofdinates: BOX« us^ lo draw a 
square or rectangle and BAR, the same as 
BOX but sohd. 

Two even more powerful statements are 
CIRCLE and PAINT, used to shade an en- 
closed area. 

Initially there ore two altemale screens ^^ 
screen and acieefi L It is pMsible to enter 
lent imo oiie whUe the other is beiing display- 
«d« miufn tttsa In one screen to the o!h«r — 
or vice versa — or rapidly switch between the 



two. View wmdows may also be set tip. Th^^^i^ 
are formatted VIEW XO.YOJtl.Yl. where XO. 
YO are the upper left comer, and XUYl are the 
tower rig hi corner, 

Sound generator techniques are also very 
sophisticated. There are six octaves with 15 
variable volume settings, 2&S variable tempos, 
four channels and eight preset envelope 
shapes' 

anoMm MMD cuMsaa coMmoi 

The keyboard \$ the touch sensiuve type — 
sumlar to the Spectrum li has a mtich more 
solid (eel than the Specirumn needing the 
minimum amount of pressure to activate a key . 
The keys are an odd shape, some sqpiare and 
■ome rectangular, with llie bottom right hand 
comer chopped off! Mosi keys have three 
functions though others have an esrtra control 
function, e.g. mode CII 

The letters A to Z have FUNCTION acoessi 
ble keywords. Each Key produces a click 
through (he TV when prw^ed. This may be 
tunned off If desired^ 

Editing is ^mple. There aj e four keys which 
when used in coniunction with the control key 
move the cursor up. down, left and nght. 
Operating SHIFT + DEL will delete a charac 
fm, and CONTROL + "P^ m used for msertmg 
lejct Once an msertion or deletion has been 
performed, you may press RETURN, as the 
computer will mput everything before and 
after the cursoi on that bne numbv. 



PlItlPHtMlS AVAfUBIJ 

You may use any cassette recorder of 
youi chotce. The cassette mput is an eight pm 
dm sockei which suppons a remote facility. 

Apart from Basic 1 and Basic-G. there are 
two other ROM canndges. These are Baaic-F 
— designed for CLoatmg pouu arithnwtic — 
and FALC-applJcatiras package. No informa- 
tion or otbao- languagtiB Uke Pascal or Forth 
has been released yet, but there are plans for 
a 32k memory upgrade. 



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of the madiine to £225, . 



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up tor graphits meons that most 



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63 COMPUTER & VnSEO GAMES 




HAHt^TVHiPii. 

PROCESSOR BASED 6502 
RAM ATARI 60X1 t6K 

RAM ATARI MQKL 16IC 
expandable 
ROM. lOK 

POWER SUPPLY tJrtftmal 
RF OUT phDiio 
GAME PORTS. 2 
VtOEO OUT; 5 pin dm 
SFRIAIPORT T3pr(i 
KIVBDAHD. SS Oweny' style 
fuU travel 

SaUNDOUTPUT lefemion 
spe^aker 

NEWCASSETTE lOlO BOOtHlt. 
1Q0K bytes, 4 track, 3 channel, 
atito playback, ^olums. 3, digrt 
(■pe coumar, difjrtalj'imdjo 
f«lEWDlSCORlVE 1050 built-in 
B507 microprocessor, on board 
ROM. euto standby, capo city, 
dual density, smgle sided 
SOFTWARE 

GRAPHICS AND TEXT ^ODES 
MODE 40 ^ 24 texl. WOOE 
1 20 ^ 24 texr; MODE 2: 30 « 
12 text, five colours, MODE 3: 
40 X 24 grai^hics. 4 cotours, 
MODE 4 80 ^ 48 graphics. 2 
COhlurs, MODE 5: W >« 48 
graphics, 4 cotpurs: MODE G 
1E0 » 3G graphics. 2 cci lours, 
MODE 7 TEO x 96 graphics, 4 
colours. MODE B 320 * T92 
graph res, 1 colours: MODE 9 
80 X 192 graphics, f colour. 
MODE 10: SO k 192 graphics, 9 
colours; MODE 11 BO x f92 
graphics, 16 colours. MODS 12 
40 y 24 graptiics, & colours. 
MODE 13 40 X 12 graphics. S 
colours. MODE 14, 160 K 1112 




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irapl^-icSi, 2 colours. MODE lb. 
1&0 ^ 192 graphics. 4 colotiirs 
COLOURS gmv. gold, orange, 
'*«H nrflf^ga, pink. {irnkpurplB^ 
. ? blye, blui I blue X light 
bKu^. terqyoESfi. green blue - 
green, vellow-green. arar^ge 
green, light D^rengQ.. tumrnosilv 
l@v$t between to 15 
SOUND toyr voces. 15 sound 
variaijgns-distonion-,255 pilch 
variations and 16 sound levets. 
BASIC Aion extended 
Microsoft Bisic 

USEfl DEFINED GRAPHICS v«s 
a X i block grhij 
GRAPHICAL SYMaOLS: 26 
PRICES AND DTHEH OPTIONAL 
EXTRAS 

ATAJ1I600XL £160 
ATARI 8O0Xl^ 049 
CASSEHE UNIT: C45 
CASSETTE lOiO E49 
COLOURPHINTEB 
LETTER £199 
LfTTERQUALITY 
PRINTER 1027 £299 
DISC DRIVE eiO £2i9 
OlSCDHtVE 1(H0; £299 
CPM fPOA 
TOUCH TABLET: DO 
TRACK BALL: £10 
LIGHT PEN fPGA 
OTHER AVAtLABlE UNGUAGESI 
(C^cirtndge. S-sottware) 
MICflOSOR(D) £60(iiic. VATI 
PILOT I consumer]: 
BBOdnc VATJ 

PILOT (eduEaterl CaOfinc VATI 
ATARI LOSO CSOIinc VAn 
MACRO ASSEMBLER: 
£BO)inc VAT) 
ASSEMBLER EDITOR: 
£40 line. VAT) 




It's net o(t«n thai a ciew tompmer system is 
teavUy backed up by wftwajre. experience. 
The Ataji 600 XL u one such computer, lis a 
modejTfeised ai^d extended versioii of the Jiow 
famow Ann 4O0 and 800. 

Tl» 800 XL will reidil for around £160 aiwl 
Che WO XL fo7 arotmd £250. There are some 
n^of aspeas which differentiate ihe 600XL 
and the ptevimis Atari 400^800 tiiodeb. 

BMK'GiuFiifa/sm/m 

Th@ fiasic yised is standard Atari Susie with a 
few addilions to the graphics. Unlike the 400/ 
600 the Baj^c is atready biult into the machii^e 
and IS operative the moment yoii switch on. 

One Lnieresting new (eatuj-e is the SELF 
TEST mode^ This m accessed by either hold- 
ing down SELECT before and after the com- 
puter IS rumed on. or input uig the command 
'^BYE". You have (hen a four option menu. The 
first IS "MEMORY" which tests all ROM RAM 
and reports if any are malfunctioning. 

The second m AUDIO. VISUAL which 
checks the graphics and musical channels. 
The Ihud checks the keyboard, whde 'ALL 
Tfcstsr runs through everylhuig. 

There are IS rmodra aJtogelher as opposed 
to the 12 on the 400^300 models, with a m«^- 
mum reAohxtioti of 320 - IdZ. Three modes 
are provided for text and graphical charac- 
ters> while the other nine are used for Full 
screen graphics or mixed graphics and teKt, 

PLOT Will plot a smgle point, and DRAW 
mU draw a Ime to a specified position from 
" e last coordinate used. 

A potential ZS6 colours can be created by 
varying the himmf^uy from 1 to L€ in cofvunc- 
tjon with the 16 availaJ^le shades. SCTOOLOUR 
IS used to set the shade and hmiinance of the 
chosen colour. The$e will include back- 
ground, border or drawmg coloiir. Altema^ 
tively, COLOR is used in modes three to 
eleven for the PLOT statement. Atari si ill 
provide no conceivable way of turning off the 
''auto colour variation" whjch operates aJier a 
sT^ecified time if no key has been pressed. 

Sound is produced usmg SOUND CJ.D.V; 
where C is the channel number — zero to 
three, F is the frequency, D is the disiorlion- 
pure toners and sound effects, and V is tfie 
volume settmg from zero to 15^ These chan- 
nels may be synchronised to perform simul- 
taneously. 

KtYBOum Mm iUKOM amnoi 

The ""O^A^ertv"' i*iylt kL^ybodid Lb very remjnis- 
i^nt of the Atari dOO model There are 56 hill 
travel keys altogether with either upper or 
I'^wer case lettering. Most of the keys have 
L 10 repeat facility. 

The BOO'a ralher large raset, option, seleci 

4Pd start have been replaced on the 600 by 

: i^iU flush metal buttons, which contribute to 

s rather neat design. One new addition 

.. :., help* key. 

There are seven editing keys for cursor 

triptilation When used m oonnir^ctioti with 

L jHTBOL. foiff keys are used to move the 

cursor up, down< left or right, CONTROL 



DELETE BACKSPACE wUl rnove chanaaer to 
the right of the cursor, deleting each character 
m turn; DELETE BACK SPACE will move the 
cursor leJt. deleting characters; CONTROL 
[NSEBT IS used for msemng text; SHIFT IN- 
SERT wtU msert a bne space; SHIFT DELETE 
BACKSPACE will delete a line and SHIFT 
CIEAK will cleai the screen and home ihe 
cursor 

CONTROL A to Z accesses the 26 graphjeal 
characters another set of mverse dupLicaie 
characters are available through PRINT 
CHRS<12S-1S4). 



nmPHlfUiS MWAIiAMU 

00 XL uses a dedicated cassette 
iM ^ Ihe 400^800, which has twin chan- 
ne for data and the other for music ot 
voice, h IS <»pable of storing 100k on a €0 
mmute tape aiid transfers data ai 600 baud. 

Into the same peripheral socket can be 
f^mnected the raw 1060 (?ontrolied bgi£ disc 
drive. Colour, dot matra and letter cpiality 
printers are also availsble^ 

Only two joystick ports emst as opposed to 
four on the Atari EKM). As mentionedn ihe 
ptogram-or ROM socket is compatible with aU 
previous Atari 400<SOO cartndges. 

Ai Ehe back of the machine is a penOti bma. 
This wiU be used to take the 4Sk m er tioty 
expansion- In addition, a general expansion 
bc^ with several slots will be available in Apnl 
84. 

Into this could be phigged a whole host of 
goodies hke vcoce syntbesis or pc-rhaps dual 
piocewor — let four imagmation wanderl Tm 
not sure what the power supply will took like 
as mine was a rather ovf^r^ized prototype, but 
It connects with a seven pin dm socket - m^ 
compatible with previous Atari power sup- 
plies. Finally there's a five pin din socket for 
connection to a colour monitor though Aian 
don't make their own! 

AH of this makes ii a wofthr son of the Atari 
40(VM}0 range and an idMl gainer mactime. 



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Atttri 600/80aMl ranae is 



Ltii^^^yte 



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vaftaiiQi^s-dislOii^DR \ 255 piicli 

va Marions arid tG sound levils. 
BASIC. Afarp ixtend«d Microsoft 
USEfl DEFINED GRAPHICS yes 
GRAPHICAL SYMBOLS v&s 
PfllCES AND OTHEfl OPTIONAL 
EJCTRAS 

ATAfll BOO 069 
ATARI 400 16K' CfSS 
CASStni UNIT £45 
CASStni 1010 £49 
COtOUH MONITOR £P A. 
COtOURPHINTER LEHER ElM 
LETTEHQUAUry PRINTER 1027: 
F299 

DISC DRIVE 810 C263 
DISC DRtVI 1060 f299 
CPM i:POA 

GHAPmCS TABLET tP A 
TRACK BALi £POA 
LIGHT PEN. £POA 
OTHER AVAILABLE LANGUAGES 
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PtLOTE consumer}: EBO fine. VAT) 
PILOT (ddueatmnal) 
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PMCRO ASSEMBLER 
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rice decieases Atan compu- 
LiM:i ^rt-- b^iLULiujiy more affordable to a wider 
range of micro users When I he Alan 4D0/S00 
. ds launched, the SOO retailed ai ajQiind £600 
aiid ihe 400 for around I4O0. The onJ^ mmxi 
differenicea were t1i^ keyboards and the 
mouni of memory supplied If the iOO i^ 
bf ought up 10 800 mernory spectftcations n 
will be fully compatible. Many dealers selling 
the mach:me^ wiU add the esrtia memory to ihB 
400 and sell it as a fully expanded maehme, 
although Atari do not officially recommirnd iL 

Although Atan describes both machine^s as 
all purpose micros they are buih in many 
aspects as games machinfis and littlo bimnesi 
or scientific applicaiion programis exist, A^ 
IT IS wonh noting thai on buying an Atari for 
prpc^ramming pttrpoaes neither machine 
; with Basic* this can be purchased for 
^ xiid £40 as a plug m canridge. 

AtdTi say that they expect to include the 
fiaajc cartridge plus a coupla of manuals in 
wuh the pnce thiS Chrmma^ 



BASIC GSAPHta^ SQUMD 

Basic IS fairly standard Microsoft but 
unfonunaiely rMher slow. It uses the 6502 
micioprocessor. String vmrii^les of i^p io 100 
characters are allowed wuh a maximum of IBB 
variable names. The 800 comes with 4€k of 
RAM and 10k of ROM- The memory is divided 
up into blocks of iSk~plug in caiuidges. The 
400 may also be expanded from the ortginally 
specified ISk to 4l!k and lOk of ROM. 

Now we come to the bit youVe all been 
waning for — graphics^ Atari graphics are 
eKcellentp giving the games programmer 
gre*it potential for fast, colourful action games 
(providing ihey are in machine code!) 

Inssde I he Atari the giaphicE chips have 12 
different modes altogether - but the manual 
does not explain this fully. These mode^ vary 
in resolution together with the number of 
colours available- 

The Tfioxunum resohjtion is a 330 ^ 192 Ime 
diq>lay although i^mg ottly one colour. To get 
the fuU use of 16 colours one must use the BO < 
192 resolution Other combinations of colours 
and resolution can be found in the rest of th« 
modes. 

Graphics (unctions are fairly powerful too. 
To draw a line first you must specify the 
siajiuig position le PLOT x. y — then you 
may draw to another point on the screen — le 
DRAWTO x2, y2. From there on you can 
contmue lo use the draw ^atemeni to draw to 
following coordinates. 

One powerful feamre is the abihty to shade 
specified areas on the screen which saves a 
lot of tiresome calculation. 

You have the option of using full screen of 
nuxed graphics and teact. A full set of gnphics 



characters are available as weU as the ability 
to creale user defined oraphiics, 

Coknrr is one area where the Atari eacoels. 
"here are 16 colows altogether each wttfi a 
lyitunosity of 1 lo 16 giving a pocerHial of 2S6 
colours tn total. Some amaiuig gmphlcs have 
been created lifting this technic[ue and the 
result iB Hmom a life-like graphical repre- 
sentatioa 

The SETCOIOR matement is useful though 
lakes tune to get used \q, as there is a separate 
COLOR commaiKl as w#Il te COLOR t SET- 
COLOR uses ihiee paiameiers - background 
colour, border and drawing colour SET- 
COLOUR BA. BO, D. 

It is also possible [by one command) to 
change all pueeis on the screen of one panicU' 
lar ocdour to a diffeient coknir, 

Atari sound will be familkr if you've ever 
walked mio an arcade! Foui vo«ms. IS sound 
vanauons. 255 p^tch vuianons and 16 scMUid 
levels are used. It is possible to create abnoet 
any type of sound varying from the mellow 
harmonies of Chopin lo the rocket blasi wturl 
of an extra-ierrestnal space ship on the ram- 
paged Sound IS output through the television 
speaker. 

It is hard to criticise Atari sound but ii lacks 
a duration parameter. This is resolved by the 
labonous use of nested loops. 

KtYBOAltD AftD CUffSOS COMTKOi 

The Atan 800 fuH travel keyboard haa a nice 
feel though it is not perfect, I found the 
bhp-noise — as a key is touched untatiiig 
to tho point of dimction. There are SI keys in 
aU including option, start and select keys. 
Four keys are used to miove the cursor up, 
down« left and right and these ar« used mcon^ 
junction with the control key. 

Delete: backspace is on one key while as- 
sert i^ separate. Either upper or lower case 
characters are available As weU as graphics 
chanctets which are accessible via the con- 
trol or OKape keys. 

The Atari 400 keyboard incorporites all the 
keys on the SOO model bm. inslt^d is only 
touch sensitive simUar to thai of Ihft ZXfil. 1 
found that 1 had to press quite hard to get e 
contact. There is however a shallow nm 
around each key to help your finger select Hf 

If youi pnce bracket falls inlme with the 400 




\ml you diislike ihe keyboaid. you wiU h^ 
p)e«se<l to know yc3u cm replace it with a fui: 
Udvel one. for abo^i £30. 

Boi.% ^^i^seiit^ djnd dii^ dLnve are avmtable for 
bofh micros. Th« castecte has a ip«cial 
interface, suruiar ro ihar of the Comm^ore 
so whether you already own a cassette or not 
you win have to fork out an extra £4S for an 
of^ciat one! 

ActuaUy the Atan i cassene 15 tpiite special. 
It hm a sieroo head for i¥nn channel output 
One cdiaiXM] m used for the data and the other 
for the voice or music 

Aran says that a new cassette will be avail- 
able in the near future for around £50. It 
incorporaies foiu Hacks, two channels, auto 
playback iualtty and digital'audio signaJ. 

Alan make a SI inch disc dnve which reiads 
for around £269. This plugs utfo the side of ihe 
computer and the cassette may then bi 
pltigied into the disc drive! 

AfniDng the other products planned for the 
near hiture aie a graphics lablec. OPM. track 
balL Light pen colour and lener quality prm- 
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HARDWARE 

PflOCESSOR 6502 

RAM 16k Dr 4ek 

ROM: Iftk-iipeialing system and 

Basic imefpreter. 

GAMES PORTS: none 

PARAIlEl PRINTER PORT: 20 

pin "Centronics type'' connc^rtnr 

KEVBOARO 57 key- mem brants 

typeauto repeat 

SOUND OUTPUT: on board 

speaker 

SOFTWARE 

TEXT OISPLAV 29 x 27 

HJ RESOLUTION: 2M y 200 

SOUND: SIX octaves, TS vclum^ 

levei^s. noise and pure \^n% 

channels. %\% pre set envelope 

shapes, four preset sounids — 

SHOOT. EXPLODE, PING and 

ZAP 

BASIC- One Microsoft type' 

USER DIFINEO GRAPHICS: B x 

B Wock grid 

COLOUHS black, red, grean, 

yellow, htue^ magenta, cyan, 

wtiiie 

GRAPHICAL SYMBOLS: One 

blti^ck graphics + italic greek 

ch^ractBr 5 

PRICES km OTHER OPTIONAL 

EXTRAS 

ORIC 1 l§k C999S 

QRIC1 4«k: £139.95 

MICRO DISC ORtVE T €200 

COLOUR PRfNTER/PLOHEH 

MCP 40 £170 



Despite a circutation of around 30.000 
machmes in France, the Ohc-1 has never 
really taken off m Bniam. 

A small computer with a Spectium-style 
keyboard, limited graphici and a pnce under 
£100. is bound !o be compared with the popu- 
lar SiTLclau computer. Unfortunately the One- 1 
falls far short of the Speciruxn 

The OqriiC-l was introduced as the first com- 
pter tmder £100 with hi-resoluiion graphics, 
colouf and sotmd. Although this may sound 
an i active, the mam problem was ihai ihe 
One's potentiallv Qood features were badly 
impl erne mod The manual is badly 
documented ^d ihe ROM is fuU of bugi* 

However we have aecrei plara of a new 
ROM which win hopefully iron oui all the 
defects - but U fH tiNNf* ts no date for 
releMe. 

The Oric with 16k reiaila for arourid £100. 
and the IBk versiOEi lor aromMl £140-inore 
expensive than the Spectnmu 



For the motA part, the 6502 processor based 
machine uses what seems lo be fauty standi 
ard Microsoft Basic. There are only a few 
eKtensiOfifi IF THEN EILSE is included. RE- 
PEAT UNTIL and DEF FN may be UMd for 
numencaj defined (unctions, 

Two additional memory manipulation pron 
cedures ~ also found on the Nascom U — art 
DEEK and DOKE. D£EK and DOKE are double 
byie versioriB of PSK and POKE which are 
also available. 



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The lexi display is 39 >< 37 chaimcrters with 
either lo^et or tipper case characters. Jn 
TBCT mode H is possible to extend the user 
RAM by about Tk. 

t found a impos$^lfi to get an adeqiMte 
scram <^splay. despite trying two televisions. 
There is an R G3. socket at the back lo supply 
4 colour monitor, but that means spending at 
least another £200! Apparently, Latef pttidiic^ 
Hon models had improved R J*, output riiodula- 
tors. 

The graphics are fairly fast though afe 
difficult to i^e. Three modes are provid^: 
LORES 0. LORES I and HIRES. In the LORES 
modes, text, graphics characters and blocks 
can be PLOTed on the 39 « 27 grid SCRN 
{X.Y) returns the ASCU value at position X.Y 
In IDRES mode you may dratw lines from 
previquB plotted pomts. draw circles, change 
the way line^ are drawn wtth the PATTERN 
commuul or GU in an area of specified num> 
ber of TOWS. The hi -resolution is a 240 across 
by 200 points down with four Imes of text at 
the bottom. 

for some reason graphical modes 
improved the reception. In addiuon user de- 
fifiable graphics are availabJe. 

Ttiero is a majctmum of eight colours PAP^ 
ER is used to sef the background colour and 
0^ wiU sel the foreground colour. INK and 
PAPER may also be used m TEXT mode for 
coloured characteis and background, 

Sound IS about the only area on the One that 
if good, well not fantasticf There are 6 
octaves. 15 volumes, noise and pure tone 
channels, frequency and sut preset envelope 
shapes, There are 4 preset sound effects 
whK^h are executed by one word each^ These 
are SHOOT, EXPLODE. PINO and ZAPS That 
shoukl be enough to keep anyone occupied! 
. ^ ^ ^ - - - - . , ^ , ^,^ 

MlYBOAKO/€t/MSOK COMTMOL iOITim 

There are 57 keys ~ most with auto repeat — 
planiftd en a Spectrom-siyle keyboard. The 
keys need a fair bit of prei^we to activate 
them compared to the rather frictionless (eel 
on the Spectrum. Each key produces a click 
when depressed, which may be rumed on or 
off by CONTROL T. The keys are a very 
narrow shape which frequently causes you to 
miss them. Fast typmg is totally oui of the 
question!! 

The space bar is sensibly placed m the 
normal posttion The keyboard lb mounted in 
an u^ly case, though ii is robust and ^nirdy. 

One s cursor conliol is so bfid n shouMn'i 
be allowed! The procedure ui lo move the 
ojisof up to the space before the begmmng of 
the line, then press CONTROL "A" lo enter the 
desired part of the line, changing text as 
necessary or deleting text with the DEL key. 
There is no faohty to insert teact or scroll part 
of the Ime to close a gap. On the good aide 
TRON and TROFF are used to activate trace 
on or oft. 



PHHPHitUUS AVAitMBU 

When 1 med loading and savmg programs on 
our recorder, frequent errors arose, li was 
Mfy diKtcub to adju^ level bettings although 



aomie commercially produced programs w ? . 
a little easier to load 

The loiding and saving procedures ■ 
CLOAD Tilename" and Csave 'filename , re 
spedively, where the filename may be up to 
17 characters m length. The loadmg and sear 
chuig messages are printed at the top of the 
iscreen above the text wmdow. 

Micro disc dnves are expected sometime 
early next year, and th^ will be Hitachi 3 
size. The expected price is around E^O^ 

Already available is a four colour prmter 
plotter. It prints either 40 or SO columns a hne 
ai a speed of 12 CFS. It has its own power 
supply and plugs straight into the Qric. It 
retails for around £170, 

FORTH IS available in cassette form which 
will co^ you around £1B^ Eixtended Bask and 
Pascal are being planned. 

At the back of the machine is a 20 pin 
printer conn^nor and a 34 pm bus eirpander. 
which WiU probably connect to the micro- 
drives — when they comeS 



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flOM; 26K {Qxpandablg ti. - .^. 

GAM£ PORTS 2 

KEVeOARD 48hev<auli> 

ropeail lull iraval. "QMrerty'* 

tayoin 

SOUND OUTPUT TV speaker 

rtXT DISPLAY, n < lA 

HI flESOLUTlDN 3M x 1S2 

SOUND lour ch9nni»ts 

BASIC: Taitas 9a;tc |T( 

Qxtendfld Baitc is optionaij 

USER OEFINEO 

GRAPHICS: yes i« x g btocfc 

grtdl 

COLOURS It, transparent, 

btack, medium green, iight 

green, daric blue, liQfil blue. 

dark red, cyan, medium red, 

light r£i(l, dark yQ^'QW, light 

yellOMr^ dark grean, magenia, 

greV' any one d( 16 cddurs 

may be used for bBCkgrttunEl or 

foregroui^d All nnay be on the 

9crQei> at once if neccssarv. 

PRfCES AND OPTIONAL 

EXTRAS 

TEXAS TI 99'4A nOO 

PERIPHERAL EXPANSION 

SYSTEM £Sa 

DISC DRIVE im 

DISC DRIVE COfVTRDLLER 

CARD: £120 

W COLUMN PRINTER: fSTfl 

SPEECH SYNTHESISER: £M 

RS 232 CARD. £90 

3ZK EXPANSION: £90 

JOYSTICK £25 

CASSEHE E« 

CASSEHE CABLE 10 

OTHER AVAtUBLE LANGUAGES 

Icartnd^gel 

TI EXTENDED BASIC: OO 

TI LOGO II £70 




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RESERVMD WOKDS 

n BASIC 

ibi, atkpend. aiCp am, base, 
brtal, bv&. call chrS. elosa^ 
con, corns nue. cm, data, {tel. 
delcm. dun. display, eitif, eend, 
tisc ec^fp BMP, ttxed, for, 00. 
QMyb, gotci. ft. inp4il. inip inier- 
nil. ten. Ifit. list, log, n«vM^ noxi 
num. number, aid, on. open. 
E>puon, otjipul ptr^anent. pDS. 
print randomiie, raad. rtc, r«- 
iatkva. r&m. fas, reseqyenc«. 
restore, refyrn. iriid, run, sbvb, 
segS, sequential, sfn, sin. sqf. 
srep. stop. strS, sub. tab. lan. 
than, !o, tiace* on break, un- 
irace, update, val v^riifate, 



fi rarrrMDf D sjisfr 

db^. accept, ijiL 4nrj^ j^pcntj, 
asc. Si atn. bas^. beep, break, 
bye, call, chfS, close, con, con 
Ti"^ le, coi. data, del, deieta 
; uii. dim, display, tbhE. end, 
eiol. erase, error, e^p, UmA, tor 
go, gf^sub, gptn, if, imagep mfiift, 
inK I in re ma L ten, iet lioput list 
log, max, merge, mm, new 
next, not num., numbar. numer 
ic. old, on, apen, option, or, 
outputs permanam, pi, pos 
punt, randomfza^ read, rec, re 
i&tpve. fi^m, res, resequence 
restore, return, rnd, rpiSv run, 
save, segS. seqtj^ntiaf. sgn. sin, 
si/a, sqr. iiep. stop, £tr$, sub 
sub<^nd. subaxii. tab. tart, then, 
10. frftce, ualpha. unbraak, un 
trace, update, usirtg. val. vali 
data, vafiabl^e. warning, wr 




THE Tt 99^ 4a falls into the aanie pnoe raitge as 
the Oric 1, Spectrnm and Vic -20. refajling at 
djoujid £100. 



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There ar^ .i^ics availd^te Theae are ih€ 

biiilt-m sLaiLdfdJdl Tl BesICi and Tl Extended 

Baih EasLcs are extiemely eIow. The Basic is 
lUTi stnicnired ai aU, bemg similar lo Microsoft 
Basic. One very bad feature is the inabduy to 
hav« multiple stitennent program Mes. 

Two usetul ro\irin&s built m to ih© aysrent 
are auio lm« number and line renumber pro- 
ceduT^^^ 

Although these aie easy to use. again they 
lake time to execute This alone wdl restnct 
games programmmg quite considerably in 
termj of speed, as graphics animal ion re- 
quires detailed ariihmeiic calculations 

Even though the hi-resoliftion ^s 2S6 by 192 
pixels, w's a pain to tiae! For a aiaii there are 
no commands for drawmg or phming. The 
procedure is to define a chaiacter as a line 
segment in the mtended direct ion. then repeal 
the character for the necessary length to 
make up the desiied line. 

User defined graphics axe created on an 
oighi by eight block grid using tiie CALL 
CHAR command, i^hich determines which 
pixels should be set (on) or reset {oif}. The 
standard set ot characters (ASCII oodm 33 lo 
137} may be redefined, or another 31 charac- 
ters from ASCII codes 128 to 199 are defmabJe 
for extra characters^ 

Single pucels are plotted by dehiUng a char- 
acter with only one block turned "on", and 
then printing it in the desiied screen location. 
Wjt(i the extended Basic module m place, 
graphics are greatly expanded, The most 
important addition is the programming of 
spntes — like the Commodore-64. Siiiriles can 
be moved amoolhly around the screen as 
tiecenaiy. They also may be magnified, have 
set speeds and vector directions. COMC is 
used to detect sprite coDishon which would be 
essential for use when your games charactei 
has been hit by the opponent!* 

Sprites are aJso given a priority facior. A 
higher pnorily spnle will eclipse any lower 
priority sprite, without erasing it. Sprite 
creation and manipulation are about the only 
really good graphical points on the Texas. 

There are li colours available. Two colours 
may be mcluded m one defined character 
although all sixteen may be on the screen al 
any one lime 

Each of the sixteen colours are differenip iM 
eight fkshing hke the BBC. lite "subprogimm*' 
COLOR IS used to set a character's back- 
grround and foreground colour, 

Sound IS another good area! There are four 
individuai channels which can be set to run 
separately or synchronised together. 

The best part is that program execution 
may conimue while sound is bemg played. 
This could be put to good use as a back- 
ground tune while a game is bemg played. In 
addition there are tour preset values tor 
"white noi#e" and fow for "^penodic noise", 



KEYBOdMBOtMSOB iOt/TBOL iDtTtHC 

Tt\M "qweny'" style keyboard consists ot 46 bM 
travel keys, most with auto repeat. Quite a few 
feaiuares — like quotation marks — are ac- 
cessible via the function key, and other com- 
binations of CTRL and SHIFT. The general tee! 
of the keyboard is spongy, frequently causing 
the wrong keys to be hit. This, of course, hmits 
fast and accwate typing. Alio the Renim key 
is- irritaungly small 

Four cursor direction keys are accMsed 
through the FCTN key 

Although the keyboard is not of good qtial* 
ity, II is very strong, and is mounted in a 
beautifully desifpted mefallic style cue^ 



PiKtPH[ftALS A¥AilMBti 

Cassette input is via an Atan joystick type 
socket, locaied at the raur. The lead does not 
come with the machine and ctMs an extra £10. 
Texas do make iheu^ own casque recorder 
which IS quite an ei^pensive investment at £4S, 
which cowries complete with lead. 1 used a 
standard cheap model which loaded and 
saved each time without any trouble. 

A whole feast of penpherals cmi be linked 
together. Unfortunately^ most of these require 
thetr own power supplies 

A superb speech synthesiser may be 
directly plugged into the side on the machine. 
The realistic voice panems thst it uses are 
reminiscent of the Texas Sp^^k and Sp&U. 

Other penpherals like the disc drives and 
printer require the 'penpheral expansion sys- 
tem", which alone co^s iSQl Ttte expensive 
joysticks are of poor quality and relad for 
around £as. 

AH additional Language nwdutes are also 
very expensive. These include Tl Logo-U and 
extended Baste which wilt set you back 
another £70 each The power supply and PAL 
modulator are both external, also rather large 
and cumbersome. 



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HARD WAR t 
PHOCESSQH BASED 

HAIM 16Kor«8K 

HOM, 1BK 

POWER SUPPiY extemal 

R F OUT phono socket 

tcti#nntl 36} 

GAME PORTS no 

VmiDOUT no 

EXPAh*S)ON PORT, edgi^ 

C0f>nec:tDr 

KEYBOAflO 10 lauli> repeat! 

lays, Nmitid iravel mamtirana 

SOUND OUTPUT m board 

speaker/oassitte ouiput 

CASSEHEI/O: iwo 35 jack 

sockflis 

SOfTWARE 

TEXT mSPUV: 24 liflis bf 33 

charQiiters fe^ghi by i^fght 

piiBlsK upper lowef eata 

HI-RESOLUTlOf^ ZW by 192 

piitels 

SOUND over Ten ottivts, prtch 

and dursUon may b« sp^^ified 

BASIC Sinclair Basic 

USER OEFINgD GRAPHICS: 

maximyin o1 21 

COLOURS background, bonder. 

for fiig round may bi Ml from oni 

Of arght colour; nftniai Basil, 

mvGfSB Of bnght setlTtig^: 

colours avaiiable - black, blue, 

red. Ttiagtfna, grean^ cyan, 

ye Now and i^hiie 

GRAPHICAL SYMBOLS: 16 

preset 

PRICES AND OTHER aPTEDMAL 

EXTRAS 

SiNCUtR ZX SPECTRUM tlill 

£9i imc VAT1 

SlNCUtR ZX-SPECTRUM («8KI 

tMS l^nc VATl 

ZX-MICRODRIVE nOQK) BO 

(inc VAT) 

ZX PRINTER m DPS): £50 (inc 

VATJ 

INTERFACI 1 €t995lwhen 

bouglii mih Microdrive) 

INTERFACE II £19.96 

MJCRONET BOD ADAPTOR: 

f9f95 

Further mforinatton ffom: 

Smciflir ReieifCh Lid 

Stanhope Road, 

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Surrev 

Tel 0276 685311 



1 : Id re's no doubt ihM iL-^ i^.;.^.,^^ ^^.v^:,^... .^ 
a winner. Sinclair's basic aims have alwaiys 
been to provide comprehensive and poweTfiil 
systems ai a fraction of the price of their 
competitors- One oihor breakihiough tha.i the 
Spectrum — and its predecessors — has 
achieved us highly mtegnEed circuitrv, which 
ilrdsucally reduces the number of chips 
: f oded wiihoui sacnficuig computer power 
And It's the top QiUnes pkymg machine of the 
momen(. 



MSK/CHMPma SOUHD 

Smclair Basic is pov^erfiU. extremely easy to 
learn — but very slow 

Hie Specmim wdl space o^t program lines 
very neatly, an importani factor for those users 
who nead a clear and concise listing. 

Vanabte names can't contain character "''" 
and " :. although quotation marks can be 
uicltided with the formal M HelJo " Uncle' 
" Stnclair "! MtDS.LEFTS and RIGHTS are not 
used. In^ead a geimsl ttring slicing proce- 
dt2» is appUed with Qyt Axpresston AS (f to 1), 
where f and 1 represent the first and last 
charaaer numbers of the shce. 

EiTtif detection is unmediate on attemptuig 
to mput a line, resultiiig m an error cuiwr 
showing the appropnaie position This should 
be especially helpfvil to the novice program 
mer ts it wUl cut down error conectioti on 

program execution. 

A comprehensive Mt of ftmctions exists, 
including the usual compaiVBons and mathe- 
matical operaiions which are atl easy to use 

The text display holds only 32 characters by 
-f -^nfts making the potential for word proces- 
-iLng extremely limited 

Howev^rt software is available to give 64 
characters per line- 

If desired^ text may be inverted lo produce 
4 white on bUck effect, iS weU as being 
mdivtduaUy coloured. On the good side, the 
re<»pCion on th« whole is clear and distortion- 
free. 

.OAD-'filenajTie" and SAVE"mename'^ are 
lot loading or MVtng a Basic program Arrays 
may be loaded ot saved with LOAD 
"filename'\DATA and aAVE'fiienarT«'',DA- 
TA (). SAVE(or IiOAJ» followed by ^filename^ 
SCREENS will MV9 m loid (he screen mem- 
ory. 

This IS usehil if yoii have cieaied a djetajled 
picture, which lakes a matter of seconds to 
load as opposed to the long wuid^ prooe- 
dure of redrawing i! from within iht pragEUlu 

MERGE is used to merge a file finom lapft 
wilh the existing program in memory, over- 
AMiing line numbers and variables that 
.1 'uady exist in the old program However 
MERGE cannot be used with arrays, or speci- 
fied "byie'^ tUes. 



The graphics are a pleasure to use! The 
resohtiion is quite adequaie for the power and 
cost of the machine, givmg a 176 * 256 pural 
display PLOT x,y wdl plot a single pixel, and 
POINT wiU lepoEi if a particular pixel is set or 
not. 

The DRAW siaiemeni may have up to throe 
parametei^r and a, where XpV are the fimshmg 
cooidinates and "a" deieimines the positive or 
negative drift of the liner 

Before DRAW is execu^ve, PLOT must spe- 
cify the starting co-ordinate, oiherwiia it will 
be anofned iS 0,0. For example, if you mm to 
draw an aic^ say a quarter of a circle starting 
at position 100,100, the procedure would be 
PLOT xl,yl! DRAW x2.62, WOS. wh^re sl,yl 
and x2,y2 are the waning arid finiahmg oo^ 
ordinate^, respectively x2,y^ also delermdiAt 
the size of the arc (Pin) 5 is taken as QMff 
radians). 

DRAW x,y. where no third argument is 
implied with draw a straight line. 

CIRCLE inevitably draws circles! Its syniai^ 
is CIRCLE x,6,r. where x.y represent the den- 
tre's location, and r is the radius. 

User defined graphics are easdy creaied 
using the BIN statement, and are designed on 






pnnt ihe words "on blue" on a blue back- 
grotmd^ but wiU leave the PAPER variable 
unchanged for tein outside the PRINT slate- 
ment. 

OVER can also be used lo "overprint" 
(merge with) exiting characters. Th^ could 
be pui ro good use for adding accents over 
letters and so on. 

There is, imlortunately, no FILL command. 

The colour grid is divided up into 32 
colmnns by S4 rows (kke the text screen) The 
snag is that e^ach cokiur block contains the 
normal eight by eight pixel formation, and can 
an eighi by eight block god. vnth a maximum 
of 21 user defmitioniL 

Each BIN statement lakes care of one lins 
on the gnd. so evghi <^)iisecuttve fistementi 
are required. It is then simply a matter of 
pokmg the characteir into the memory 

The Spectrum has eight different cok^urs 
altogether PAPER is used to colour the back^ 
ground, INK (logical names, aren t they?) is 
used to colour roreground and BORDER to 
colour the screen border. All ol ihese irtay tae 
one of eight available coloui^. 

IF FLASH IS set. characters will flash be- 
tween their respective and inverse colours. 

Characters may also be aei lO normal or 
BRIGHT levels Ii is also poenble to mteract 
these commands with PRINT statements e.g, 
PRINT PAPER 6: "on blue", which wiU only 



A13 fiotis abara middlo ""c"* i» potftive, and 
itofM below 41© negative. IncrtnientinS ot 
decremetiniig the pitch will result m a setiu- 
tone raiw or drop, respectjvely. Th^t^ m no 
facjltty to create envelope shapes unless 
coniam only Dtie cdoui. 

71tef«foie when yot* change ihe colony on a 
pixel all different colours wtthin that eight by 
eight gnd block ch<ange to the colour you're 
iimng 

Thm of course means that you catmot have 
two different coloured adjacent pixels tmless 
they lie either side of a block bomidary. 
Despite this, some interesting effecis have 
been created wiih multiooloujed hnes?! 

Sound generation techniques are very 
basic B^P ts used to create a note Durauon 
and pdch values may be whole or fractional, 
tnachine a»d& subroutines are apphed. 

The tiny buili m ipeaker produces a dis- 
torted feeble tone, which qmei folks wtU re- 
gard as a blessing 

There's not rnuch more to say about sound 
generation except thai ii is raiher weak com- 
pared to other micros m the same puce rarme 
nch aft the Vie-^ or One- 1 

KFTBMitBrumoR cofmm Mm 
imTme nauTits 

■ird 15 awhile There are 40 rubber 
ke^E aitogethei with auio-repeat. fixed to a 
menibrane keyboard. The feel is totally fric- 
nordess, resembling calculator bunons rathef 
than keyi. 

All meived woidi are entered by "^one key 
entry*, Thii meero that *il statemenis. func- 
tkxa, dranmands, procedures aikd mtm char- 
^^m^ are labelled on or by the appro- 
pnaie key — m different colours, depending 
on their function Some keys have 6 functions! 

Even the eight colours are labelled {in their 
ropecttve ootours) aJong the top! Thjs type of 
toxoid mput was introduced on Sinclair's 
erst computer, the ZX80 and has been fol- 
lowed thiough on consecutive machmes ever 
amce, 

I found myself scamung the keyboard, ktu- 
onising each key and aU its Labels each hitve I 
wanted to enter a keyword! 

Despiie thiSp mM\,y sea^ned Speorum im* 
W9 IftD me that after a while you can memorise 
where all the keywords are and the re- 
ipec^rve shift keys for obiaming them — and 
gel quite cjuick at tYP mg them in. 

Program line ediung is straightforward 
There are four keys used to move the cursor 
up. dowru left and righL Each time you enter a 
line. It IS automatically displayed ar ihe top of 
the screen m its correct line pg^iuon. 

A separate editmg cursor points to the mom 
recent Line typed-in and ikis may be moved 
wiih the direction keys io pomt to any other 
line. Once the cursor lb positioned on the 
dbeeued line for editmg. one musi press the 
EDIT key which will display that line 
separately near the bottom of the screen — 
then move the cursor id the desired position 

DELETE wil delate characters lo ihe ten ot 
the cursor ENTER may be pressed and the 
line will take its pkce in the Listing at the top. 



HmFMiUUS AMMtUMll 

Cassette inpui is vid two J.Smm ^acks. though 
there is no remote facility for computer con- 
trol. As data is being loaded uiio the computer 
the screen displays a senes of moving Hon- 
2)Dntal lines within the border. 

One of the most important add-ons this year 
for the Spectrum is the rrucrodnves. These 
can hold up to 100k bytes per mini -floppy 
lapot with a transfer rate of i6k per second. 
Up to eight rrucrodnve^ can be connected to a 
Spectrum, giving you dOOK accessible storage 

The best pan is that they're only £50 each 
{compare thai to the pnce of an average 5 
drive;). A Smclair thermal printer is aLso avail- 
able. These retail for around £40 and pont at 
BOCPSwilh32CPL. 

One command will produce an exact copy 
of what's on the Kteea to the pnnterl "Inter 
face IT allows you to connect two joyslickfi 
plus ROM program cartridges that simply 
plug m. 

Another powerful add-on for the Spectrum 
IS the Micronei-8O0 modem. This will allow 
you to downJOdd software straight mto the 
%]iecmLm via Lhe telephone hnes, and also 
i^ve you access to Prestel's i miUjon pages! 



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NICK AND DAVE 
CHIPS WITH 

SOME 
ENTKPRISE! 



Well, Just who are Nick 
aod Dave? Chips, 
that's who — or raiher, 
what. Nick handles 
graphics and Dave lhe 
sound in the much 
publicised Elan Enter- 
prise micro — official- 
ly laiinched in October, 

But now for the bad 
news. You won't be 
able to buy one until 
next ApriL Elan will be 
attemping to persuade 
you not to buy another 
oomputer before Iheir 
new micro comes on 
the market with a £2 
miirion television 

advertising campaign. 

The Elan will sell at 
around C200 and will 
have a basic 64k mem- 
ory, a Qwerty style 
keybhoard and a novel 
addition of a built-in 
joystick for playing 
games — or mantpu* 
lating text. 

Elan Enterprise 

marketing manager 
Mike Shirley says that 
the conipany will be 
making 150.DOO com- 
puters a year and is 
aiming for a 10 per 
cent share of the Brit- 
ish micro market. He 
added that Elan 
wanted to produce a 
ma c h i ne better Ih an 
the BBC and sell it at 
half the price. 

If you want to you 
can jotn the Elan users 
club even before 
you've laid a finger on 
the keyboard of one of 
these mysterious 

machines. The club 
prom I sea ne wslette rs 
and speciaF offers for 
potential Elan users. 

As for the rest of us. 
well just have to wait 
until the Spring before 
we can find out just 
what Nick and Dave 
can do- 



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and anait you'll survive — hang around 
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COSMIC CONVOY 

Huge transporters ferry the vital 
mippbes acro^ the dangeious space- 
lanes, always in convoy. You command 
a small de^seraie group of Hyper- Viper 
destroyers. Save the enure popi^tion 
by pro I eel mg as many tran^»rfs as you 
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The Confputer and Video Games review team h«i» 
been hard at iwork throughout 19B3 bringing you 
news of all the top ganiei for all the popular 
compMters. On this page we take a look back at 
games we have tasted during the past 12 months 
and pick our favourites. So once v^^^'^^ chosen 
your micro — MSing oyr Gamers Guide of course — 
you'll b e able to select games software to go with 
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SPECTRUM TOP TEW 

JET PAC Ry around th# ptartet gsthering piticAi of 

space craft, When assembled and fuelled btftst off to 

anothef planet Ultimate £5.50 

MANIC MINEf^ Miner Witif has to climb twenty 

screens of obstacles to win his pf 129. Bug Byte £5.95 

ARCADIA Severat waves of sltens queuiiigi up to 

sttacli your ihjp. Imaginii £5.5'0 

THE HOBBIT Graphics and text adventure based on 

Tolkien's world tsmous book, Melbourne House 

£14.95. 

4UMPIIVG JACK Hop your little man up through a 

pruf^fious series of moving platforms to find out the 

mystery poem. Imagine C5.50 

PENETRATOR Scramble type game — fly your $hip 

ihroufh tunnels and city skylines — bomfamf and 

shooting the radar bas«s and fuel dumps. Melboyrne 

HouM £6.95 

FLIGHT SIMULATION Take off. fly. a^d land an aircraft 

with authentic flight controls. Psion £7. 95 

TRANZ AM Shades of Mad Max as you drive through 

America searching for fuel and the revert goJd cups of 

Ultimate Ultimate £6 50 

SCRABBLE Play the classic board game on this ftu« 

perb computef version Psion £14.96 

SPLAT! Help Zippy survive the rocks and spiked and 

mak# sure he eats enough grass to keep hrs strength 

up. Incentive £5.50. 



BBC TOP TEN 

PtANETOIDS BrilHanl ver^itin of the arcade g«ine 

dafaiKlar, Wllhoui doubt th# finvit »hool-«m-u|i^ 

av^abla oh any micro AcGrnioft £9 9S 

KILLER GDFtlLLA H«lp Msrio cllmli th« Emplf* 

State Building and reftcue the girl from I he mcini- 

#lf'» mvW clutches. Program Power £S 95. 

SPACE AOVEruTURE EKplmrt i dfitimg ind 

appatifntly ^mpty space %hip A graphicil id'¥tn' 

ture with real time action, Vkgin £7 9S 

ZALAGA A galftiiiant typ* ^nmm but with much 

much more action. Squadrons ot aliens iwoop 

pail end dive bomb yout later bata^ MlU leit avan 

the mopi e]fperienc<d vidkida to thali" limits Aard« 

vark £^90 

PHILOSOPHER S QUEST Oattic Dungai^ni ind 

Dragons advantura dawriy writtan with loti ot 

fwi«t» in th« plot Acommofi £9.tS 

PAINTEI^ A iini|jia hul v#f y oddicflyf garna. Traval 

round %hm m#i« filling tha squafirs with colour 

wMa avoiding the puriufng mdnsteni. AAf £t M 

SNAPPER Of ill tti« Pacman donat availablff fat 

the ^BC thii ¥artlt>n corner dotMt it'i hard to 

halievif that it'i not the inal ma^htna. Acomiiitt 

£9% 

HOBBIT Tajci onl^f adventura hatad on Tdthi«n'» 

world lamoui booli Melbouf na Housa £l4iJ$. 

STARS HIP COMMAiyo Save ihff galaxy from tha 

«vil clrngnnm and bpc^oma tha Fadaratiatt't tofi 

Staiilfris^l Commandar. Acorni^oK £9 9S 



COMMODORE 64 TOP TEN 

HOVEfl BOVVER An original Qartia involving maAiying l«wni, 

but Match out lot tha fiowef twds and your arraiic dog Rover 

I ram a soft , 

ST IX Trap the roaming spark in your force field. Looks a itmptt 

gam& bur becomes really challenging. Supersoft. 

THE HOBBIT Graphics and text adventure based on Tolkien's 

MTorld famous book. Matbourne House £14 96 

ATTACK OF THE MUTANT CAMELS Destroy an sirmy of laser 

it^prtting mutated cancels with your ftying laser cannun. Llamaaoft 

SK RAMBLE Earth has b«an taken over by mn alian being. Hit 

defences are formidable rochets, firi^ balls, mateors atid danger- 

ous tunnels hav^ to be defeated before you gat a chance to 

destroy him. Anirog. 




ATARI TOP TEN 

DONK£Y KONG Carpenter Mafic» dyeJm with the gorll^ 

fm rei agifn. in a bid to save tha kidnapped girl Atari 

09 M 

QIX Trap I ha roaming spark in a ltif« liaWt. aNinpla to 

understand but vmy difficun to master At«rl £29^5 

MINER Z043'er Kelp ' Bountv Bob' exptora tha gold 

mina and claim it for himself Danger lurks in avary 

ttilne shaft from uranium mulated creatures. Callito 

CZSJ5 

OE^ENOER Landeri. mutanti, podi and baltarv 

theyVff all there no compromisaa have been made in 

thhi ftuperti all action game. Atari £29 9S 

S £ ACHILLES Vou mutt abandon ^oiif damaged 

i^aca thip in the escape »huitle. but you mu$t collact 

the luppliM littered around ihe ship before it's dea- 

trofed Beyond £14.9i (disc). 

ZAXXON A three dimensional <lefender type gdme. 

Battle through tha d alanfea fofcat to reach the robot 

Coleco £^9 i5 

POLE POSITION You've got to keep a steady hand an 

the wheel even to qualrfjr to face against Atari's top 

ten drivers Aiari £29 95, 

CENTIPEDE A copy of the arcacle gani« where your iob 

is 10 make sure the garden Is free ol all rhose naity 

pwsts^ Atafi £2^ 9S 

MINED OUT Cross the treaeherQui minefield saving 

damseH in distress as you go, Ouickallva £GJ>!i. 

GAUUCIANS Proiect your laser base from the fwantis 

ol dMng bird men. Atiri £29 95. 



VIC 20 TOP FIVE 

CHOPllFTEfl ftescue the hostages and fty them aclelv back to batt. 

Great flight graphics as the chopper banks and divas in this artion 

packed cartridge from Audiogenic at C24.95 

TUTANKHAM The hit arcade game converts splendidly for the Vic, A 

f eitl winner of a cartridge from Parker Brothers at £29.96 

ARCADIA Gaod standard shoot enn up with a variety of aliens. 

imagine £5.50 

OMEGA RACE A most accurate conversion of a liftle kr^own — though 

tncredibtv addictive arcade game. Commodore's best cartridge at 

£9 99 

SKY HAWK A hyl^rid of Defender and Scramble with eicceptionallv 

gqod graphics. Ouicksilva £5.95 



TEXAS INSTRUMENTS TOP FIVE 

FARSEC Supet fa scrolling shoot 'am yp with speech lyntheab. TTs 

beat ganr>e at £29 96 

ALPINER The best talking game for Any compyter. KAoiiritam 

climbing game with a few surprises £24. 9S 

SOCCER The Tl plays an axii^rllent game of foottiall with this tirsi 

division cartridge £14.95 

MUiMCH MAN Trs answer to PacMan. ff ypu must have a gobbling 

game for ycur micro then this is it C29.95 

C HIS HOLM TRAIL All action gnd style shoot em up. This one will 

really te^t your rafleites- CT9J5 




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Spnie graphics are beooimng avaikble 
on more and more personal computers, 
including Ihe Testas Instmrneots TI99 
4a, the Commodore 64^ the Sord M5 and 
the Atari compulers. 

A newcomer io sprite gtiptucs may 
wonder wha! all th« hiia is abotJt. arid 
can have dijli^ty m b^idmg out eicactJy 
what a fpnt^ ii. 

The manual for Texas histnirnents^ 
Eictended Basic, for example, says only 



thai ""spntes are giaphicfi that can be 
displayed and moved on the screen". 

This isn't very helpful. Ill try lo em- 
pkin what sprites ara so, armed mih 
this kho^tedge, you will be abte to 
make litU use of them 

A spnie has much m common mth a 
graphics chatacter tfi thai it has its own 
ihape. colours, and can be displayed on 
the screen. 

Although it has other properties than 



NOW. READ ALL ABOUT IT! 



Boolis an vitfto qamu l&r micros are 
now very cDmman UsyiNy they epnsist 
of prograni listings l^r i parlicular 
machlnt. and they may (ir may not 
Include reaionable explanations of 
how the piVirtmi worh. 

Gdod examplts ^r ihls kind or book 
art the Camm&darB M Games Book by 
ClilfOfd and Mark H^mshaw (Mel- 
bourne Koyse^ and Th§ specimm Book 
utG^mts by M Jamti, S M. Gee and 
K Ewbank (Granada) 

You can learn a lol about prngram- 
mlng in Basic by typing into your com- 
pyief the fimgrams in books of this 
fcind. as well as having the (ufi of 
playing th« games. And it you don t 
want to be bolhered wilh the typing, 
many o1 tite books have an associated 
CiSiitte containing Itie garner pros- 
rami wbich you can purchase, 

However, i ve been looking at a 
volume on games antl graphics that is 
quite difrereni tram the usuaf bnoki, 
and which is an eicihng source of 
many and varied ideas. The book is 
PMMiBi Pfogrgms tor S^mes a/pd 
6mfihi€s by Tom Swain. I Ha yd en Book 
Co.). price E15.SS. 

First don 1 worry that the games are 
wnnen in Pascal railief tban Basic Jo r 
Ihts is in advantage, or can be turned 
to advantage in severaf ways The yse 
ol Pascai means that tt is very easy to 
see how the games are written. 

In lati. once you liave dig est ei! the 
lormahiies of Pascal, which needn t 
lake very long, the Pascal programs 
mi be regarded as precise descrlp- 
ttot of games This opens the possi- 
bility of converting them to Basic, 
perhaps after amending them to suit 
ymirseif. which is surety more run. and 
more instructive, than simply typing 
listings 

Ttie games in the book have names 
Hka Lasergraph. Moanpon and Light 
Bikes which indicate rather well what 
they are about. In lact. the games are a 
decided Improyentent on what Is usual- 
ty ftMfnd in tite boohs of Basic listings. 



The graphics are also impresstve. 
and enhance wiihoui tail ihe games in 
which ihey appear They are ivritten lor 
the Appte II and lie computers but can 
readily be adapted to any other compu- 
ter with a similar graphics capablJily. 

The bodk atso gives listings tor a 
graphics etfilor with which graphits 
can be designed and then saved. 

Once a graphics display is saved it 
can also be manipulated and p noted 
out or. it you are lucky enough to tiave 
a plotler, it can be plohed 

This capability tor handling graphics 
IS invaluable to any programmer who 
uses graphics a great dtil. White ii 
will not be particularly easy to adapt 
Ihe suite of programs for the graphics 
editor 10 Basic, the attempt will be very 
rewarding, and the Pasta t programs do 
show very clearly how n can be done. 

All in alL PBSC^f Pragnms tar 
Games ana GnpliiCB is a highly stimu- 
lating book full of ideas for games and 
grapbics. As an eitfa bonus, if you 
have ever wondered what Pascal is all 
about, or if you have wanted enlighten- 
ing about struc lured programming, tbe 
excellent programs In this book can 
throw a good deal or light on both 
matters. 

Finally, two bgohs have appeared 
recently nnt contain numerous i I lustra- 
ttons showing wliat is possible with 
state of the art computer graphics. 
They are Tjftf C&mputer //n^je fay va- 
rious authors (Addison-Wesiey) and 
Camputer imBgesSWff &t tbe Art by 
Jaieph Deken (Thames and Hudson). 
They coniain examples of images irom 
areas such as computer art, modelling, 
isimutation, computer aided design. 
c{^mpyier-aided manulacture. mapping 
and even choreography — done on an 
Apple, incidentally 

Although both are mo^e than picture 
books, ttieir illustrations show the tn- 
credible computer- gene rated tmuft 
that can new be produced in the indie 
range oF areas where computer 
graphics is used. 



th«se, a sprite usualty exceeds an ordin- 
ary graphics character even m these 
aspects The fiiM vny that it does this la 
in iifi positioning on the display ecreeit 

Whereas a graphics ctiaracter can be 
placed only in character posilions. a 
apnia can be placed at any doi position. 
*niat is to say, its top left corner can be 
petitioned at any dot on the ecMOii. 

Because of ibis a spnie can move 
amoothly over the scieen. while a 
graphics diajfacter mevitabty ^rka from 
position to position when it is moved 
Secondly, a ipnte can be much largoi 
than a graphics character so ihat its 
shape can be destgnad m much more 
detail 

On the TId&'4a, for e^iample, a spnte 
can be the lame Eize as four grapMci 
chajaciers, and on the Commodore 64, 
where chaiacters have an 8^8 dot mat- 
Tix. spriti» o<»mpy a gnd of 24 ^ 2 L dota. 

Wttai makes ^nte graphics really 
exatmg and diRereni from oidmary 
graphics, however^ is that a spnte can 
be given a spe^d and a dir^cUon m 
which to move with a single inamidiofi. 

Once this mstruction is isisued. the 
spnte IS aufomaiically kept m motion in 
the specified direction and at the given 
speed without the need for any further 
action on the paft of the programmer. 

WBEN SPRITES MEET 

This is invahiable in progfatnming a 
wid« range of games- As wei a this, 
with sprite graphics a llize^-dknen- 
sional eflect can be achimM with aome 
ease because a spnte can be anigrfed a 
level o[ unpoftwce. 

When tvra ipritM m*o« tach other 
the more important one passes over the 
other so that it can always be se«n on 
the screen while the less important one 
LB obscuied. 

So. in a game where i q^aOMhip ts 
Hying pasi a planet, if the sprtte fbr the 
spaceship is more important than thai 
for the planet, the spaceship will appeiir 
to pass m horn d the ptuiet whenever 
they meei. 

Spnte graphics systems provide the 
means for manipulating sprites u\ many 
ways. To give just one example^ they 
can Usually detect automatically whon 
two sprites meet each o^her. 

On the T199/4a ttus is done with the 
CALL come sub- program and on the 
Commodore 64 by exaiwiui^ memory 
location 93278, although when using 
Simon'K BasHT on the 64 a omcT com- 
mand is provided for this purpose. 

Next tssue I'U be brmging you more 
information about the graphic capabdi 
lies of your computer^ 



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-m^x are mi ihinJang of domg for the 

iJit^it^"^**' ^ "'l^ c°«^ With 

I nST°"' '^•^<' ««*d have teen 
fuxihe, from my mind th^ Cl^,^" 

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I^'he m*g«uw r«.ch«. iheZ«^- 

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BY KEITH CAMPBELL 



S^ WSf fim»hmff and the obhgatorv 
Chrtetma* circus about to Vtan 

i'lmilmas review I ^ 

PaL^ r?m'^'^ '^^ ^''^'^^ '"^'^ Linda 

Rebecca Corwell letter *' ^^ a 

SS^^ ^ ^ -^f ^ »«^d. you croE« the 
OWOB m the gathemig dusk 
Suddenly you come across an un 

ajJ the unaa) trappmgs - a gemeratdr 
t^nag the ,ent you find the'^Jre 



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^•« J chance ^S:,refcS 
™e. Tani« the cats, try „our sS «J 
the tiapew. and mayb, waik f^JT 

rjpenfoandlmadea^hTSaiSi' 
;; '^^ "^^^a* when shot fromSi^ 

Si oST^ J ^ Jonger g« killed *lv«l 
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MADNESS MINOTAVRS AND A PHILOSOPHER 



Help ts ai hand tor O^vid and Jem 
Symonds, IhankE lo two plaven i»1 
MtdMSS Mna MiMtMUfS. Mushrooms 
do comi Into the game later, but ror 
now -— simp If Nnd ihe small tamp on 
the firti level mti type LAMP ON' 
You cjn then descend! 

I »n understand their agony/ 
writes Robeil Mosf 0I Basildon. "The 
criminal thfng i$ that one imgle wm- 
mand wdl change e^tfylhing /" 

W. PfiDley 01 LivflrpoDi al$o sent In 
t^is lip, and in return requests hetp tn 
JifUSMfem Ad¥enture An^ oilers on 
how In vet through I he Golden Gate? 

Some pleas \ receive are qyite difii^ 
cull lo saiisty By 1 1 try my belt la here 
gaes! 

AttenllEin Mrs Oxrey 0I Si Andrews. 
Fife. I hear Ihat yea have taken over 
veyr sun s Espionsge fstMnd. Shame on 
vau' Take it imm me. it s no use 
staying up till 2 a,m. trying to kill lite 
native weman. Pliy the game, Of 
rather sli9p playing the game, and let 
David tiavi a go! 

Here's another dirticult one Simon 
Marsh trom tew Mafdcn says some 
very llatlering things atiout the Adven- 
ture ttalure, suggesting tfiat I tiie over 
the whulG magazine f He oMen some 
criticism though _ \ nolice your 
pages are coming under attack from 
Spectrum owners Please don t let 



them take over, hke they have in 
mini Computing iieiix/ he im- 
plores, ^'e.p NO HOBBIT PROB- 
LEMS!!!' Qver 100 pages with no men- 
lion of Hob bit. Simon? Impossible! Us 
ttie most peputar game in the woHd — 
isn 1 it? 

Cin anyone gel cheese in PhUo- 
s&phBr's 0ms/? Or find avid Somekh 
0I Waci stead a shaggy dog after gtving 
a woman a less shaggy one? Come to 
ttitnk of it. has anyone confipleted Ptfil- 
osGphef's Quest yet? 

Denis Field ol St Albans ^anl escape 
the CMtfe ot Rimes Dourly ard Direc- 
tions N. E, and W all lead him to very 
short lived eicursions Is tt the same 
lor you too? 

D3rk Crystat is a game seldom men- 
tioned in despatches, se any offir gt 
help for Qavid Johnston and Gareth 
Dart ol Gwent would be much appreci* 
ated. 

Special hints are printed upside 
down — hut there are other ctues 
hidden, as if so at. witt^in the reviews 
and chit ctiit Those who know the 
answers will no doubt recognise these, 
II you are searching lor hetp about i 
game menlioned here, study my MRlt 
carefutly — even the headlines miy 
help! 

Help is also at har^d for me. now 
Your letters are starling lo pile up loo 



hiQih too last, I VIhe tn ensure each ol 
you gets a reply, in I tunned the tadles 
on my most pr^htic correspondent, and 
persuaded him to give me a hand 

Welcome to Simon Clarke, whose 
name y^u may have seen a few times 
tn Itie Helpline section I gam [he 
double advantage ol having less re- 
pVies to write, and nn more problems 
If om Simon te wgrty about! 

So il you are stuck, or can help 
"unsticti " an Adventurer in distress, 
write to me at Keith Campbell s Adven- 
tute Hetpllfie. Compuler i Vid^^ 
Gsmes. Durtanl House. I Herbal Hill. 
London ECIA 5JB I shaii eontinue to 
receive and read iit your letters, t»yl 
will pass some ot them over to Simon 
to answer. 

A Happy Chrifimat to AdventiirBrs 
tvtffMliere And H yours is a Christ- 
mvt Fidding slufled with treasures, 
don I rort«t td LOOK and EXAMINE 
things Darelutly tielore you eat! 
HELPFUL HINTS 

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e 01 peai ot AAeaii Duimauios iaOW 

tanp e ptoq i\ pino^ 

— pita»j e se mo ad e um^^ ilooa 

jaqyjiqo opa aqi ui auoi|deBauj 

aq] pue uimp jio aiit ui pie^eap aq) 

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BREAKDOWN? 



h IHniania caaKbig brdji dam Age? 
Paul Smith of Cheiim, feU into a 
dead faini after offering tP beco 
a life mabKriber ivt CAVC 4tid the 
cemfylete loluticnt to Adventure B, 
just 10 find oBt how to opeKi the 
f«tB. Be'B lucky bec4ii»« he's 
obrinftly pUying on a Specmun. 

John Yeatet, a eelf confeised 
BEEB Ptoamiae fiom Si Clemente 
in Itr^y, uys etJy "PI. AAACH! 
SPLATf" And well he might 

Sonie early veniOMS of Pimani4 
conialoed « bog fAielfe mahe» th« 
game tapoMlUe to solve. Only ^h- 
Dui fifty of these were s«Dt out 
before Auiomala spotted tJie bmg 
and contacted the people who had 
so fax purchased the game. If you 
suspect you have m bugged copy 
contact Automata now who wtU be 
happy to repl^ee the tape aad re- 
fund yoiur postage. 

Meanwhile Chris Hunt offers 
frome clues, and asl« for help in 
getting pasi the foothills. Into tfaJ 
sewers, and opening the sluice. 
Chris reports I hat he has taken 
note of the shape of the map, as 
suggested by Neil Duf Iiil It resem- 
bles a Giraffe, say» Chjis. 



spine. Pot the my^enous mhabttanis of 
the ciicuE aie doomed to languish in 
eteiniii captivity rnile^ . . . 

Not ail. eaiiry game to cpomptetet and 
kteas are needed to solve n, A pomt 
obviously not nii^ed by the author, for 
if in Cruitrabon you use words best not 
printed here, the oompuier vtiII reply 
""Wliai a foul mouth you have!" 

Every similar m presentation to a 
Sraritt Adams adventuro, Circus can be 
recommended as Christmas fare to 
•taiiost aU nAdventurefSH Gi^cim is avail- 
able for a wide range of systems, in- 
cluding 40 k Spectrum, BBC (A or BX 
TRSSO, Colour G^me, Alan 4O0«J0* 
Commodoie 64, Dragon 33, i6k Z3CB1 
and Lynx. The suppliers vary from 
micro lo micro, so would-be purchasers 
should scan the adverts* 

And now 1 mu^ gei back io stan thai 
geneiator — time to turn on the Chnsi- 
tMB tre« hg^oM 

DAN DIAMOND 
PRIVATE EYE 

Wtoeveii FamE-he*irted riankhn js. he 
miide obtain he would be comfortable 
in his ai&ef-life. That is quite evident to 
inyta^ venturing into h^ tomb, an ex- 
poience available to Dragon, Oric. and 
B8C owiwefs. 

The case Sle that comes with Ftmnk- 
Jin's Tomb takes up the sitozy of Dan 
Diamond. Am^eri^an piivai« Dick with a 
taste for Courage beer and lokes or a 



anMiinci thai j do 1 h.T 1"^''*" '<> 
VOO0OO cJne ^Cniission about 

necessary obiZl' ro 1 k!"""^ ""= 

P«'0"n a grand ftl.u"'""' """ '0 
coffin. ""''* afountf i^^ 

-''"^r.JSSr"*r Staff-, 
monihs '^*""*' '""'''^ '0' some 

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similar standard. But thia had bttle to do 
with the Adventure chat h as Dan, was 
aboiil lo pby. 

1 played the Dragon version, and 
thought fbe gan^ started of! in a rather 
mimdane way. with a ranall pusle to 
^olve before gotling access to ihe tomb 
proper. 

The display wm spLil rigidly into loca- 
tion description (top lefth displayed 
inventory {top oghl). itf^d conversation 
(bottom four rows). It looked rather 
stodgy, the response was slow, and I 
nearly didn'i bother to contmue playing. 

A case of first impressions being mm- 
leading, because it soon became 
apparent thai the response to locaUon- 
changiiH) oomimands was very prompt, 
abbreviaiioni N.S.E, and W making 
moving around quite a slkk procedure. 

The response tune varied consider- 
ably dependtrfeg on the commands and 
averaged out. wa$ quite acceptable. 
Lack of cursor (my pet hate!) was par- 
tially compensated for by an obLiguig 
'beep' when the computer was ready for 
more uipuL 

Havmg entered the ornate doors 
leading down, 1 set about explonng the 
crypt. 

flere was a luge area for exptoratjfort 
The nelwof k was e^ to got around 
and interesting to tour. You could visit 
an Aquanum (permanently?), tour a gal- 



fia^e both WfiSIn .1 Chcslcff,^;^ 

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lery of murali, play a juke-box (got the 
coin?) and listen to Franldin and \h& AlJ 
Siars. treat youraelf to a steam bath and 
much much more. 

Very entertaimng ituff — but all the 
imve you might wonder what the ob)ec 
tive is, until and iitUess you have visited 
the right place. Once visited, the search 
ifi on in earnest, for you know what you 
need but noi how to get Jt alii 

*The besi Adventure I have Men for 
ages!" comment0d Noil, my IS-year old 
aoru I was mclinid m agre^ with him' 
Definitely an acceptable Christmas pr^ 
eom for any friendly Dragon. 

The game is written in Basic and 
uniortunately the BREAK key is noi dis 
abied. 1 »y "linfoftunaiiey"* beqaiUM d 
you accidentally hit BREAK Iba filMl 
display will be spoiled. To recovei 
simply type GOTO 3S0, and then drop 
an item you are carrying to rehat yoftti 
inventory. Don't Im the progrim or 
believe me, your ftm will be spoiled! 

The cassette comes complefe with ari 
16 page 'case file' which mclud&s pic 
lures of many ol the lext-de^cnbed 
iocatiotis. 

Frankhn's Tomb is from Salamander 
Software of Brighton^ and available lot 
Dragm 2^, 4&k One, and BBC W micion 
ai £9.95 from a number ot suppBera. A 
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Gone are the days of one- 
dimensional computir video 
fraphics. Now you can play 
space games against a backdrop 
of real stars or blast a round a 
real race track while sitting 
safely in the confmas of an 
arcikde machine. 

Laser games will revoltrtionise 
the flaflgmg arcade industry it 
reactions to tha several 
rracNnes on show at a recent 
preview of what s new tor 14 are 
anythmg to go by. 

We've aireadv mentioned 
taser games in these pages — 
btrt now we can also bring yoy 
pictures of wtia^ you can eaipeci 
10 see, Voy'il be amaied — be- 
beva usf 

h all began wtth Seag's Asiron 
Sell — already in action in some 
arcades around the country. It 
puts you m control of i video 
graphic ship btastmg through 
space created by images stored 
on the laser disc. 

you fight alien ships, fly 
through dangerous rqcky can- 
yons, attack a hen ground bases 
on mysteriQus plaitets -- and it 
all looks as rt you are watching 
the action on TV and not pfeytng 
en arcade game at all! Astron 
Belt also has another addtd^ 
eKifa — liie Vibra Seatf If you 
blast an alien shrp out of the sky 




the s^aT shakes [u^\ as if yoy 
J. were caught up m the backwash 
I of the ej^ptosion. Quite an 
i eipefiencef 

j Following a simitgr space 
f theme is Inter-Steftar from Funai. 
This takes you across strange 
alien deserts on lost planets and 
pits you against Haets of alien 
craft. IntAf-SteHar uses more 




computer siyte graphics than 
Astron Belt end rs therefore not 
quite so stunning as its prede- 
cessor — but IS still a good game 
nonetheless. 

Moving back to earth Taito 
hav« entered the laser-disc race 
wrth a Grand Pri^ racing garne 
called Laser Grand Prix. 

A Video car is superimposed 
on t^lm of the Japanese Mount 



Fuji international race tracl 

You race agamst othar video 
cars in an eivtremely reahstic 
simulation of a lormuia one race 
The roar of the engine and 
squeal of tortured tyres as you 
attempt tu lake the bends at top 
spead all add to the illusmn. 

The games' opening demo is 
pretty neat too — with the video 
car being translormad into a^ real 



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race car as it streaks over the 
Stan line 

Laser Grand Prix also features 
bonus screens for winners ^ 
like Ihe Spark Race, a night dffv- 
mg challengi and the Fantastic 
Race, a trip mto the realms of 
farttasy stiJi ^n the ^e^t qI a race 
car. The game comes in a large 
^ar cockprt type cabinet — so 
.JQ won t miss it it one arrives m 
yrjur local arcarfel 

HEjwBver, the undoubted star 
turn of laser games at the mo- 
ment has got to bo Dragotf's Lair 

— a fully animated sword and 
sorcery ad venture with a touch 
of Tom and Jerry tJir&wn in for 
good measure 

Dragon's Lair is the story of 
ifk the Darmg. a brave knight 
who faces many tnals ar»d tri- 
bulations in hjs quest lo rescue a 
beautiful maiden from the 
clutches of i fire-breithmg Dra- 
gon 

You control the actions of Oirk 
the Danng and attempt to keep 
him altve m his struggles against 
evil Wizards, giant black riders^ 
deadly bugs, mensltrs and much 
much more Oirk can face up to 
600 different cheHengas in 40 
ditfarent locations before he gets 
to the dragon — but you will 
have LO spend a tot of cash to 
see tJiem alM 

The controls are fairly simple 

— a joystjck moves Dirk back- 
wards and fordwards whrle ' a«^ 
tion" and 'sword " buttons con- 
tro) thasi ai|iects of Die game. 



MR DO'S CASTLE 



Mr Do* was tTemendously popu- 
lar in arcad'^s and now has a 
follow-up. Mr Do s Castle ii the 
continuation a I his a d vent u res. 

MrDE^hasiQ eKterminata un- 
icorns invading his castle. He 
does tNs by droppmg a btock 
with a hammer which knocks 
unicQff^s into a hole, or more 
simply by dropping a block on top 
of the beasts. 

Mr Do can gam extra power 
from blocks marked with a 
death's head This eictermi nates 
stveral unicorns at one atiempt 
Qtherwisa Mr Do has to avoid 
the pursuing unicorns by pulljng 
up la<fders behind him as he 
moves around the screen. 



Bonuses ere provided by drop- 
ping three blocks market! wdh 
keys which brings a shjeld mto> 
the highest window of the casHa. 
If Mr Do can wipe out the shield 
the unicorns change into EX- 
TRA" end by Wiping out the "EX- 
TRA" with a hammer or by drop- 
ping on it, a (lag runs up a pole 
Run up five flags and another Mr 
Do ippeafi. 

At this stage of the game — 
coniinually more challenging — 
the final unicorn changes into 
several b)ye unicorns wh^ch are 
faster and more lerocious and if 
Mr Do survives them for 30 
seconds they change into double 
unicorns and it takes a very skil- 
led player indeed to survive Iheir 
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preciselv the right moment — or 
Kirk will die an agonismQ — but 
often amusing — death. 

And all this a ebon es presented 
in cariODn siyle visuals. \X% iitst 
88 if you were watching a Disney 
cartoon adventure on TV — ex- 
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Tiitt hti t& b« &een 10 bB bi 
iw«di Thaf I whfiFfi our pittures 
wA http. 

Drigon's Uii comes from 
Siarcom, a division of Advanced 
Micfocomputer Systems, ihB 
vidto garni company wiio$i 
Spica Wars machins &at tha 
sc^ne for the stifi arcada game 
boom in tha lata 1d7fo. 

Tbe compafny wtic craatad itie 
amaiing ammation for Dragon s 
Latr slrafigaly wish to remain 
anonymous — but Amarican 
sou re as say tfiat it is iha work o( 
Don Bluth who W9S behind the 
animated feature film Th» SECf&t 
Qf Nmh 

Ona and a half million dollars 
was ipant on software alone for 
Dragon's Lair — S2SO.0Q0 is the 
usual development budget tor a 
video game. So that's why yoti 
are gomg to have tg fork out 
more ^f Ihose 10 pence pieces tQ 
play tha game 

But b«fOTfl we go too wiid 
about Dragon a Lain! does have 
Its drawbacis — llie price to 
play being the first. 

\\\ gomg to be a difficult game 
to learn too — adding to tht 
eiiptnsa 

On the techHEcal side ~ wheit 
you twitcti from location lo loca- 
tion or situation to situation, 
there is a rtasTy glitch on the 





screen, \u^l like whan you 
change channels en your TV. 
Ttiis is caused by the speed of 
the laser scanning the disc - it 
simpty isn'f fast enough Yetf 

A way around this would be ro 
use Iwo discs tiad inio the 
machine's computer memary. 
But diis would again add to the 
cost 

Haying sa^d that Dragon's Lair 
IS still a big jump in games tech- 
nology Ajid, so say the experts, 
there's much more to come 

Victor Penman, tfie man who 
watched over the creation of 
Dragon's Lair reckons tf^at the 
nigKt generation of games will 




involve other senses — smell 
touch and possibly taste to en- 
hance realism of the games. 
We'll just have to wait and seal 

A new Dragon 5 Lair styte 
game is due in the Spring. 

Another sword and sorcery 
tfteme taser game is called Eon 
and the Time Tunnel m which the 
player travels through a movie 
landscape t^f dork mysierious 



castles ai^d alien cities. We at 
C&V6 haven't managed to see 
this one yet — but you (f be the 
first to hear about it when we do. 

Rumours have been riltering 
through from the Stales about 
film crews lurking secretly in the 
firand Canyon and a science fic- 
tion special effects company 
workmg on a special 3D process 
tor lonhcommg tater giinet. 

lis only a metter cf time be- 
fore this laser technology makes 
a switch to the home micro mar- 
ket it could be that arcade 
machine minufacturers will be 
selling their laser discs — or 
adaptations of them — to run 
with popyJar home computers fit- 
ted wfth a special mlerface 

Vcu might even be able to get 
an arcade style cab mot lor your 
home — and change games by 
Simply switching the laser discf 

Am) ihin there s the possibility 
ol linking up cable TV and laser 
disc technology. The possibilities 
seem endless 

Make no mistake — the Laser- 
disc will revolutionise games 
playing in the next couple of 
years Maybe programmers will 
have \^ learn to use fi4m camefas 
or become animation experts in- 
stsadi 

\x all seems such a long time 
ago that those first little green 
aliens tiickered across the 
screens of a hundred machines 
announcing the dawn of the 
video age. Noki stop — the nge 
of tt^i laseri 




A wide range of new and not so 
new pm- tables went on show at 
^e recent Preview 04 ercade 
show hetd in London 

For me, tlie star of the show 
was Bally^ Centaur II — the 
latest in the teng line of rem a kef. 
It seems only yesterday that the 
original hit the arcades 

This pm has all the an faction 
of the original — the striking 
block and wtiite playf»eld; many 
special features end the gri^^ 
ifig Centaur voice In fact it's 
drfficult to see what — if any- 
thing — has ctianged. apart from 
a smaller backsplasli and a re- 
arranged digital score readout II 
still retams all its o<d adiictwe- 
fiess and piayabiiity 

Also from fially comes Gold 
Bill — IS thfs a remake Of Sitver 
Bill? This IS a f^ifly baste pin 
with some nice features But I 
didn't get to play it long enough 
to see if that fabled gold" bail 
makes an appearance — like a 
"silver" one did in that first pin. 

Award for the worse looking 
pin- table of all time must go to 
Ziccaria. This iwlul creation 
was covered in flower power 
style aftwork and was called 
something like Love. I coufd be 
wrong, it was difficult to work out 
tlie name from among the multi- 
coloured floral patterns 

Those dreadful patterns rft- 
peated themselves on ttie spirt- 
level pleyfield Each pot bumper 
even had a damty little flower 
painted on top of itf As to play- 
ability — if you can put up witti 
the assault on your eyes — you 
might be able to en|oy %r\ ad 
e Equate game It speaks to you 
teo — but f couldn't quite make 
€ut whet 11 was trying M\ say. 

Neitt ^ssue we hope to bring 
you news from the Pinball Own 
ers' Association convention, 
where among other events, the 
new PinbatI Wizard will be 
chosen from among the ranks of 
pmball aces wtic belong to the 
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€}nce upQU a time if yoo 
wamted to write m good g^me 
then you meeded to be a good 
programmer. But not ^ny 
more. FrogramM are appealing 
which allow yoa to create 
gmn^eB without knowing any- 
tbmg About the computer, 
Robert Schifreen tested the 
two latest offerings. 

U yoii've always fMicied yowsdl as a 
ctnafner ot vicIbo giin&s but doiil Ihmk 
foa Mm ddOad enotigh to piogi^n ymir 
own gunei, tli«n tSm n«w software m- 
Aovstiozi might ^twe^ you. 

CUtwl Tim G^sfws Designer, ttuj 
program allows you lo d^ign y Qiir own 
vid^Q games — even it you know no- 
ilmiQ at all abcnii pro^amming! The 
gm£tm$ aie oil in mactufia oode an4 says 
the maker, vnll be as good, if not b^nm 
thafL ituMi o( the commereia] nfiware 
currently available for the machine. 

If aU this sounds too good to be tnie. 
then ymi should realise thai iheie are 
•otne iLmitiiions to the vystexn. FinUyi 
yopy cannot d^ign your own mtique 
game bom tciaich You are only 
aflowed famtioiiis on the theme of In- 
faden, Aateroids, Scramble and 



Once the tape has loaded, you are 
prei«ntGd with a menu qI opitOAdL At 
thia pguit. there are 8 ^parate ^mea 
stored m the s^ystem and you CiJi aelect 
any one of them. The gaitiea are noi 
^and alone programs bul are banks of 
data which need the acttAal deaigneir 
progiatn to mn. A g§nm ^ui be lav^d 
and beded ougq written^ 

You can either alter one of the 3 demo 
games supplied^ or create your own. 
The only limjfation here is thai il can 
only be one of the 4 main types mmk- 
tKmed above. 

The first optioci in the menu is to pJay 
a game. This plays the current game 
Mvi uses the cursor keys for movemem. 
The wro hsf is iis«d lo Ore. To change 
the CKTent game to another of th^ tight. 
yon Citoo^e option two. 

TaJdng option 3 puts you in to the 
spnte editor. 

Spnies are 12 
^ ' fHxelt square as 

oppoeed to the 
normal B avail- 
able in Basic. 
These are the characters which will 
appear m your game inckiding all the 
iiieiia, ihipi, tiyasilds and the Mke. If 
yqu want anktiitioru Mke a space in- 
vader which coiyrtantiy blinks, you can 
define two di&rent sprites uid the pn>- 
gram wfll constantly fljcfc between the 
two during piwf. 

The menu option which has the mooi 
dramaiac ^toct cm a game is the ooP' 
figuration sectiocL 

Selecting this option takes you to yet 
another menu which albws variou 




cIll^Miier^tLca of the game to be aet. 

tidet unportani is the game format 
which b a number between 1 and 4 
cosi^qxunding to the foyr tineas of 
game. Adding 4 to any of these vdues 
makes the game loystick compatible. 
You can also set the background and 
tDiegiound colours here. 

There is also a special effects sec^ 
tion whK:h doeis wonderful things hke 

scattering ran- 

"^ - ' dom stars over 

the playmg area. 

You €:an also 

"~ specify whether 

aliens appear singly or in groupsL Yov 

can provide a shield for the laser base if 

you wish. 

Neact come the sound effeciiL Enter- 
ing tMs opiicn lets you alter the sowids 
bf rrwans of 4 shdmg consols displayed 
on the screen. 

Tt^re is a reeisoimble stmulaiiofi of a 
deinable envelope command hne, and 
the soiiEids avail^de are quite good 

There are 4 diflerenl opfkxna, wish 
different noisei produi^ble Ibf missile 
sound, bomb sound and expk»ons of 
ship and alien. 

The attack wave command allows 
coniroi of movement on the screen. 
Here you can set up your attack waves, 
and specify which writes wiU be used 
to form ihem. 

The actual movement is controlled by 
another menu option. There are a num^ 
ber of differeni movemenl paths which 
yoy can define and then link ihem to 
each other creating long chains. 

Whilst setting up the attack waives, 
you are also gi¥en control o'rar such 
nmtters as how many points wiU be 
awarded for destroying certain alJei\s 
and atso the maximum number of aliens 
in an attack wave. 

Once you have creaied your mastet^ 
piece you can save u to cassette. The 
syasiein used differs fiom The Ouil m 
thai the casacme is not a self contained 
game, h to simply a daxm file which 
needs to be loaded akmg with ihe de- 
^gner itsieir. 

Ahhqugh this package is sold as a 
t^mes designer, there is a hmii to the 
originality of ^he games which can be 
prodiK:ed. You are always limited to 
vartauons on a theme, although it should 
be sakl that these variabotii can be 
quite divorced from the oflginaL 

However, you c^n produce smooth, 
Um machine code gam^ w^ little. 



effon — and you get 8 demo games as 
well Gam^ Dejimrirer oomv from 
Quscfcsilva at £14.96 and runs on a 48k 
Spectrum. 

If youVe ever tried your hand at 
writing an Adventure program then 
youll know jusi how long and compli- 
cated a job u cmn be 

But thajfs b«en made a k3t ewer with 
The Quitl, a program for the Spectrum 
which aOows you to design youi own 
advephire gimes. Yoti cm now put all 
your effon mto cr^anng the scenes and 
piltiSs. and leave The QuiU to do the 
progiammmg for yoiL 

The best way to wm mmh a program 
IS to use it to create a simple Adventiirep 
so that's what 1 dkL 

Firstly 1 designed the game by draw- 
ing a map ahowmg all the locations and 
how they were connected. 

*niere were jum four kscaiiona in my 
eaiample. although ui realuy ymi aren't 
lintiled to any si^e. The program itself 
takes around Bk. so the daul^fle for the 
game can be massive if you have the 
time to design A, 

Once you have your map designed, 
you then have to teO the irtterpf«te^ 
aboui the locations. You type m the md 
which IS associated wiih thai puticidar 
locaiioiL 

The emine program is menu dnven. 
There's a mam menu with around 20 
optums «uch as ^ter vocabulary, seleci 
movement table etc., and you can aher 
any pan of your game at wiLL Withm 
each of these choices there's a smaH 
sub-menu with 2 or 3 choices 

Once you have defined the locaiions 

you have lo teU 

_ the program 

i^ ^ ' how they are in- 

^ terconnecied. 

For each loca- 
tioiip you need to specily aU possttdi 
routes trom it. and the number of the 
k>c^lion which takmg thai route will 
iead you to, 

No advenn^e is compleiie without a 
number of obpots Uke keys, torches 
and jewels. You can have up to 3S5 
objects in your Adveniwe and you de- 
fine them in the same way as the kica- 
lions. For each object number you type 
in the appropriate text^ 

Once you've specified your ob(rects 
you can pkoe ihem at ihttir irtiitiiig 
positiocis in the game, Agam you we the 
location raimbers to specify positioiis* 

There are also a tow special ofafect 




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nunOwrs, tof «jtample 2S4, whk^h im- 
pbn Ihai the Dl^re<% is curraiillr being 
onisd by !he Adventurer. 

Tli0 mc^ Lmportani put of ati AdveEi- 
ttn ii ibt fmngt ^ wordi whi^ ttit 
odtnptau can ondflrataitd The prograirt 
mar 1^ uiulra^aiui TUIN ON THQE 
UOKT. bm nrny be toctlly faimiiar with a 
<^ininaiid to LIGHT LAMP. 

Tim hoan of the Adventure la call«d 
the event table. It id ihia which litiks the 
actions which the program lakfts, lo the 
commajKlA which the pLayw typ«£ m. 

All the iu:»fmai t^unreaiida anockiod 
with AdvenMEes are avaikblev !ike In- 
ventory, D^ciibe and Oult A pUyw 
can aim lave the cunezii gaiEie lo tap« 
and comimie im quesi at a tatef date. 

Thii IS distmct 
^>j_ , from Mvifig the 
^ _ -'- completed 

^^*y-^ adventure to 

tape which can 

be don« noi by the player but by the 

person creatuig the game with The 

OiiilL 

BecMiffie ceftain actiofv are depaii- 
dent on other oondMons being sati^d, 
'Hie QoiU provides a number of flags 
which the program can set. For exam- 
pje^ if a player picks up a key die 
pfogram may set flag &ve to a value of 
o7ie» Then, if the player tne» to open the 
door the program will look at the villM 
of flag five lo see if the playei has the 
key. II he or she does, then the door will 
be opened. If noi, then the Advenmce 
watt say flomeihmg like ""you caninot 
apmn the door mthout the key": 

AdditionaJ commands also exist suclh 
11 BEEP, which enables you to add 
limited iound efloctB to the game. No 
doubt most people getting blled by a 
dngon wfll do so to the acosmpanimsnt 
of the Deafti March. 

At any nme yoy cait tMt your Adven- 
ture and alter any pajl of it. 

Usmg The Qmll lets a Q>mpuief usei 
create a playable Adventura game, ll 
will take quite sotiie time to produce a 
good game, and a deai map js eswn- 
uaL Neveitheten, you do not need to 
13IOW anything about programmmg. In 
bet uang The OuiU wUl teach a novice 
MmillUiig about wntmg prograitts as 
he works through the simple language 
which the Adveniuie interpreter under- 
stands. 

This software is very professionally 
produced, h comes with a 52 page 
manual which takes you step by step 
thrm^h the creation of a simple Adven- 
tore. 

C3favioiaaly if someone creates an 
Advetmire he will wish to sav^ U. You 
can do this with The Omll and it will 
Mve both the Advenmre and a short 
Basic loader piogram. This mearts that 
iim t$p<& piocfaic^ win aido-mn and 



appear no different from a 
commef ciaUy pioducad profgiam. 

Gilsoft. creiaEors of The OmU, 
are cfuite happy to let people 
9^ iheir cie^ioaf to oiMn. They 
do not demand royalties as Sofiek 
on their compiler. There is »mpty 
message m the manual saying that "if 
you mtend to seU an Adventure written 
With The Omll we would be grateful t! 
you could mention somewhere m it that 
It was written with The OuiU' Now 
that's the way to tiandle mich matters, 
isn't it. 

The QuiQ is made by Gitsoft which i^ 
baaed in Bany, South dmnorgan. You 
can buy a copy frocn selected computer 
outlets or dym^t from Gilsof^ by mail or 
phone 0446 736368, If you're an adven 
ture lui then youTl find ii worth every 
penny of the £14.95 pnce tag 

Melbourne House have a surulai pro^ 
gram on offer for Spectrum owners. 

It's called the high f^^olution user 
friendly real tune games deslgiier. or 
HURG for shoni 

Unfortunately there's only one copy of 
the program in the world at the momenr, 
and that's in Austraba. However, Com- 
puisr and Vid&o Games has disoovered 
information about the progiam and it 
rounds very similar to ihe O^dmlva 
offeong. 

Agam it is driven by a series of 
quesiion and answer routines. U has the 
facility lor creating various graphics 

chanctera and 
^ .r ^ these can be aru- 

mated' You can 
^ *^ also speed up 

- lim game or 
tnake the aliens more viaouis. 

Any game can be saved om cassette 
but you will still need ihe games 
deslg nei loaded as the ct^iro] pro- 
giajfi. 

The Hurg comes with three demo 
games as opposed to (Mcksilva's eight, i 
There is also a monthly competiiion 
which Melbouribe House wdl be mnmng 
for the ne«t few months to find the be^ 
game created with the Hurg All the 
&nali5ta wiU then be judged to produce 
a grand winner, with a prize of £1,000. 

The Hurg should be available from 
you local W. H. Smith aoosu and if also 
costs £14.96. 

With Ihe introduction of these pro- 
grams, it now seems poesible that 
garner written with such systems 
will be ollered for sale on Cas 
secte. As for the quahfy of this 
software we shall have to wait 
and ^e As for the question 
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an mterei^ing siruatiort 
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agility, plus copies of Activision's brand new Decath- 
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real-life Decathlon. So you can aim to be like Daley 
Thompson from the comfort of your own armchair! 
Trevor Truran has come up with a 
puzzling equivalent to the Decath- 
lon — ten posers to test your 
brainpower. Can you 
come up with the top 
score and win an 
Atari VCS? 




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Alf beat B^rt. If then best jumps are 
added, plus 144cm the ie^\ m twice 
Alfs jump^ Bert's jump is equal to the 
difference between their two jumps 
48cm, How high did Alf jump? 





THE RULES 

You can wm one of len Atari VCS 
video games ^sterns by solving our 
Devious Decathlon puEEle. We 
know it's a hn of a niaraihon — but 
we reckon it'll keep you thinkmg 
Qwmi the Chnstnias hoUdays. 

To give you a fait bngar to work 
oui Trevor Tniran's mind-twisting 
aihletic aetsoii lor inteUectuals were 
keepmg the contesi open xmtiJ Janu- 
ary 16th. 

Thanks to our fnends at Activi- 
sron, who are supplying the Atari 
systems, we've also got 10 brand 
new Decathlon game cartridges to 
give away — so youTl have some- 
thing to play witti if you wui one of 
the^e great prizee. 

All you have to do i^ work your 
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is a number which you enter as your 
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provided. 

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You may, if you wis hi take a 
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your guess is higher than the max- 
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then youll get a siero score fronts the 
judges! 

Send in youi completed 
coupon to Decathlon Competition. 
Cornptiier and Video Games, Dur- 
rant House, London, ECIR 5EJ. Nor- 
nial C&VC contest rules apply and 
the editor's decision is final 



QUESTIONS AGAIN? 

1 By movum Efent iquan lo idi^qeni 
■quufl. how mmnr «•¥■ af« there lo 
ipM DALEY? 

1 Whst luu^ilMif bilongB in Lim Six? 

3 ffow maity manglei i^ therfi in iha 
ptctun? 

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(bur flvaitii) by ^tvd tlurd M tnusl «cor« 

824 pom£i In the iihh evditi Whal wu his 

fioiJitA TOTAL for ibm 6fil taut «vflfttf7 

i t^Kk thm «od« *nd hn^ ihfl aaofwt imn- 
digil number Here't e due: if Hm mxm- 
ber Kid a niite And you tried OSS yoy 
would 9CT Tom for DIGfT and <mt tor 
PLACE 

S l( Coe we«i« 75 Mid CRAM wftais I aiul 
ELLIOT maii 675 thwi THOMPSON 
W04in? 

7. Mowr many of ihft tiiuigles of all sxes ar« 
Mam YELLOW thm GREEN? 

B AU beel B«rf^ II Ihwf best }iinipi ane 
■ikBed. phu ]44cni the im^ to twin 
ALTs jump Bertfi imnp m equal Iq the 
djir^r^nce between Iheii two |ump« less 
4ecm How high did Alt lamp? 



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aibd $. 3 digil muhiple of 4. Add \Jtm two 
numberl m ^^ your n^core tor thia ev«iL 
{triple jaotp}. 






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receiving the Thom-EMl games 
cartridge based on the movie. 

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Tim J. HaJe. 70 Mayton Street, 
LONDON N7. 

VIC-EO 

J H. Turner. The Downs. The 
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Gregory Brown. 34 Meynell 
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TI9W4A 

John Flatt. 15 Brynnewydd East, 
Prestatyn. Qwyd. LL19 9ES. 

Simon Riley. 10 Church View. ' 
Westbrook Park, Kingsley 
Cheshire. WA6 8EB 



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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED 
WITH THE TERRAHAWKS! 



'Ha, ha, ha. ha, hal So, these are (he puny humans 
who think they can stop Zelda, queen of evil and 
ruler of the spacevvays^ They may have all the 
sophisticated equipment their instgnKficant earth 
science can provide but it's still no match for my 
mighty powers! They may be able to thwart my 
invasion ptans from time to time — but there Is no 
doubt aboul the finaf outcome. Zelcta will be 
vletorlous! ' 

As nasty old Zelda has just informed you this is 
the Terrahawks team, pledged (o defend the Earth 
from alien attacks. Each week on your TV screens 
the Terrahawks go into action — fighting off 
increasingly cunning attacks thought up by the evil 
Zelda. 

We ve got a couple of Philips G7000 video games 
systems to give away In our great Christmas 
Terrahawks contest — comptete with the brand new 
games cartridge based on (he TV series. All you 
have to do ts watch the show, created by 
Thunderbirds man Gerry Anderson, and then 
answer our Terrahawks questions. Do it before 
Zetda gets to you! 





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Send your answers on postcards only please, to Terrahawks Computer 
and Video Games Ourrant House Herbal Hill. London £01 R 5EJ. The 
closing date is December 16th. and norma) C&VG competition rutes 
apply. The eilitor's decision is final. 




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houst Visions _ autographBd by 
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fne Black coniesl. 

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trough rh« snooker maze created bj 
artpst floss Cinijnt, solve Ehe snoofce, 
rtddti we ve posed, a-rd qorckly s«nd 
o" Ihe coupon wiih your mate sofulJon 
cut Iram the maga/ine. lo rhe CSVG 

^rS'..?'' "'^' 25 co'fect answer out 
oi^MTOf memory bin will receive a 

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u.>%n r "^' 'he Speclfum, BBC B. 
V C-2D, Commodore 64 and the new 
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a" offeHor each machine _ so dfln" 
iom\ to tell us which particular «r 

i on yo. warn i) we pick you out 0f .he 
uLlrt '"'"' o '""' '<' Computer ai,a 

^use, 8 Herbal Hdl, Loi-iTon EClH 

THE OUESTrOK: Could there ever b« a 

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maze and answer the question and 3 
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dttficuH to Burv^vs Int 
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an arcade fmvouritm. 

bonuii points fof 
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Catch tli« t^nanas, 
mfHthtcoconutft. 
E«iy? Try it and s««. 
Simpla Jo ccinceptp 

0nt«»ftaho^ng - Ifil 
dHv«vou bun iin«m. 



A warp-i|>»c«i 
•ccld«nt«pfMMto 
your uf»ul<F aicr^ft* 

||fn«, Aft you (and *n^ 
ftach rew«fa. Trfrsh 
pmril% fac* you. A vflwy 
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A que^t ro find th^ 
long io*t Sratf o* 
Health . la it in qna of 
tl>«c ami left? Otinthi 
TowmTl Ttiara ara 
p4«mv ol protilama- 
and plafitv Q*^ 
oppon>»nty - In thin 
gf*al gfaphic 
advanlura. 
4N l»iihin UJi 



C rvapy CrawHar 



An auihcrfitic vafvion 
of ona o r tha moat 
addictive arcad* 
gamai d«vi«ad. All 
tha iitual faary rat 
rCantipada, Spfdar, 
eit^. ale) with fibril 
ol Spactrum gmphlop 
andaound. 
IH IpacivL CiuK 



Mad Martha II 



Graal aaque^ Id th« 
l>aai- tail Ing Mad 
Martha. H^iarkiua 
gmphlcadvantura, 
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wacky waltart, mad 
tHJilt and Cha wrathful 
Martha. 
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inlhafirafl. 

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tttv Trail _ . 

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aytlams agafnat tha Dtiacuta'm domain. 

KUngOn attack. Runt A gama to gat your 

In raal t4m» - so you laalh i nto ! 

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ngh! d«cm»Dnft faatl 



Laaarwarp 

invaclafa, Allana. this 
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da?tr&v tha Mafttarl 
Simple control*, far 
from ftimpla laak. 



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Tigar, Co^op, 
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II you missed our last fssue — how ceufd youf — ysy w^n't knaw 
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IF M 

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IF 

IF 

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C0L0R<14,13*4) 
1700 

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THEN 930 
THEN 97ffl 
THEN 1010 
THEN 1060 



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M-6B 

M«32 
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G-S+l 
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G-3 

GOTO i360 

G-G-l 

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G-^l 

GOTO 1360 

Y-Y-l 

IF Y<3 THEN 



910 ELSE 920 



950 ELSE 960 



990 ELSE 137 



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Y'"27 

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NEXT J 

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SHDT-SHOT-1 

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1200 
1210 
1220 
123-0 
1240 



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SCaRE-SCORE-^20 
A«- " SCORE- " &STR* < SCORE > 
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SOUND (i,ii0»i.n 

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1270 
1280 
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1310 



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1330 
1340 

1350 
1360 
1370 
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1390 

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1 400 

1410 

1420 

1430 



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1490 
1500 

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1520 
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1540 

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1560 

1570 

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T-6 

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1620 LE-U 

1630 T-3 

1640 F-13 

1650 CALL VCHARC19,Y+2,I37,3 

1660 CALL VCHAR<l6,Y-t^2,l36,3 



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2868 REI^ ENEMV SHUU 1 

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2540 PRlis/7 

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2560 CALL *^'Eyf0 i^ c* 

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10030 7 ''Ths TRATi^RS hav» laid a Minvfi 

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out is a littl* tricky' 
10040 7 "Avoid thmw by^ — BUE9S WHAT— *t7 
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10060 7 "Landing can bm dons at any spss 
d on th» landing pads. Ones landing is 

conplsts "; 
10070 7 ''docking sust bs accospl i sh«d. Th 
is is dons by directing ytHjr ship to t 
h* r^d spot in the starbase" 
10080 ? "YmJ direct your ship by using t 
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10090 7 "Pushing the stick doMi cnuses t 
he ahipto thrust in its current directio 
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10100 7 "PRESS ANY KEV^'rarr «l,KEYt7 "I" 
101 10 7 "iMthen leaving the plan»ts surfac 
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man is on board*" 
10120 7 '"When landing, the ship Mill be b 
lue, shotting an eoipty ship." 
10130 7 "NOTE You have NO battle coepute 
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10140 7 " Once the landing pads have bee 
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(HIPMON; Contains a one- or lwo-pa»s Assembler. 
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Chasa Tutor 1 

For 48K RAM Spectrum £9.95. 
Chess Tutor ^s a new way of iearni:ng all about 
chess - using y ou r ZX Spec ! rum 

It starts from the beQinmng by leaching 
you about the chess pieces and the way ihey 
move - including casllmg. en passani, 
promotion, check, checkmate, stalemate and 
perpetual check 

Then It teaches you the basic tactici - pins, 
lorks. double atiackis and skewers 

There are over 120 exercises and ovei 200 
questions for you to answer -with lie mo nstre- 
dons and hints from ygyf ZX Spectfum when 
you want them 

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Musicmastef 

For4eK RAM Spectmm £9.95. 
Musicmaster turns your ZX Spectrum into a 
mijsical instrument which wi4l not onty play 
tyn^es, but will also demonstrale key signatures, 
durations of notes, and scales 

You can write your owti tunes - in any key - 
play Ihem overarKJ over again, save them on 
tape, modtfy them 

Ybu can either whte youf music on a stave, 
or place a simple overlay on your Spectrum lor 
a 1 7 -note keyboard. 



Make-a-CNp 

For 4eK RAM Spectrum. £9.95, 

Make a -Chip teaches you the basic elements 

of circutt design shows you how they trt 

together, and then lets you design and test 

youfowncifcuits 

When you have dei^gn#d a eircuif. you can 
give it inputs and outputs and your ZX 
Spectrum will checls i1 for you Then it will run 
It. or tell you what s wrong so that you can 
-nodifyit 

Make a Chip is a fascinating way ot finding 
out how computer logic works 



Print Utilities 

For 1 6K and 48K RAM Spectrum. 

£9.95. 

increa^^e the pnntingand display facilities of 

your ZX Spectrum wilh the Piinl Ulilitkett 

program 

Pript Utilities enables you lo enhance your 
programs by generating characlefs of erghl 
different sizes whicn you can place anywhere 
on your screen 



Beyond BASIC 

For 48K RAM Spectrum £9.95. 

Takes the agony out of assembler Takes the 
mystery out of mechtne code 

Beyond BASIC gives you a deeper insight 
into the workings of your ZX Spoctrijm It 
explains what happens mskJe your micf a when 
you run a program, and it teaches you simple 
Z80 machine code programming. 

A major feature of Beyond BASIC is that it 
enables you to wnte your own Z60 aasembler 
programs - then you can actually see on your 
screen how they affect the ZX Sped mm 
memory and registers 



ZX INTERFACE 2 

The New ROM Cartridge/ Joy stick Interface 



Loads programs instantly! 
Takes two joysticks! 
Just plug-in and play! 

The ZX Interface 2 is the latest new 
peripheral for the ZX Spectrum system 
tt enables you to use new ZX ROM 
cartridge software: ptug-in programs 
that load instantly. It allows you to use 
two standard joysticks, without the need 
for separate, special interfaces. 

To use new ZX ROM cartridge pro- 
grams, just connect Interface 2 to the 
rear of your Spectrum or Interface l and 
plug in the cartridge of your choice. 
The program is then loaded, ready to run! 

You can use any joystick that has a 
9' way D plug. Use one or two of them for 
extra fun with ZX ROM cartridge or Sinclair 
cassette programs- or with dozens of 
other Spectrum -compatible programs! 




...AND BRAND NEW ROM CARTRIDGE SOFTWARE! 



There s already plenty of choice of ZX ROM cartridge 
programs for your Spectrum. Some are old favourites, in 
an exciting new form Others are new 

And now, thanks to ROM cartridge technology, you 
can run them ail on a 16K RAM Spectrum, even if they 
were originally wntten only for 4aK machines! 

Every ROM cartridge program loads fast and fault- 
lessly No wires, no waiting, no worries about loading 
errors! All of them are affordably priced too, al £14 95 




New! PSSST 

Robbie the Robot sits 
in hii$ Qarden He^p him 
fetch compost lo 
cu fit vale hts pma 
Thyrgodion Mlttgea 
Chry^nthodil Help 
him m^ke Ihe fight cho^ce of 
p'tsiiciftejo ward qff deviLish 
insBcIs Stop the insects breeding 
to overwhelming numbers before 
l^oDbiespJant has bioomecj 
PSSST IS hofttcLJiture with a 
hopre-ridous (wist* 

One and two player option, 
wiih a ho£t of features including 
sound effecis 

New! Tranz Am 

^^^^^H Set in a f utiir# timv 
H[H^H ruled by cars: arid 
W^^y^J irophiesjnaland 
AuoV wfiere pelf ol re^ 
^*^ places gold, and 
"^ status IS possession 
ot the S Great Cups of Ultimate 

Dfiving yoyrSupef Bbwn fled 
Racef. use your skill to ourwil 
and crash the Deadly Black 
Tut bos Use youi instruments to 
locate and collect the trophies- 
before you overtteet or run out of 
fuel 

A program with outstandir^g 
muUi directionai mo'^ement. 
graphic features, and a playing 
area equivalent to more than 
600 times actual screen area 




Chess 

This sophisiicated 
program does 
everything you d 
expect at board 
game level, and 
much more t^e^nd^s 
The hiQh resolution chess- 
board and pieces are arranged 
in a row and column system, so 
It s easy to key m your moves 

At any stage of the game you 
can request the compuier to 
suggest a mo¥e. reverse roles 
or change the level oi skill 

Fu II colour h igh -resol u tio n 
graphics 

Horacttand the Spiders 

GuideHOfaceon 
theharanlous 
journey to the 
cobwebbtid house 
full o1 poisonous 
sptders 

Safefcy m the house, you must 
move along cobwebs, choose a 
spot andjunipon it! The sptders 
Will be m a frenzv - scuttling to 
repair their precious web 

And when a spider is spmnitig 
a new section, you're safe to 
attack and destroy it' 

Ktfi all the spiders, and a new 
web appears wi th even more 
spidefs to catch 

Full-colour Ngh-resolution 
graphics 



Backgammon 

Everything you 
need to play *he 
lamousanddecep 
r-^i^i^ tiveiy Simple 6oard 
n game Board. 
k A^ 1^ sto nes. rolling di ce 
and doulDiing dice are shown m 
full colour and high resolution 
Choose from four levels of skill 
to suit experts and beginners 
afike- fuir rules are included 

Planetoids 

Dodge and swerve 
usmg your thrust 
button, turn on a 
planetokt firel 
Bui beware -the 
ali^n sh^p moves 
fast to destroy you with duster 
bombs And when it comes to the 
crunch, use your hyperspace 
butt on ■ 

Full "CO I our high resolution 
graphics with sound 




Spac« Raidef s 

Yby ■ :^l 

ina'.. ,.:^..^ing 
'>uccessive waves 

* ' ' " ". from 

ng Earth ' 
b^eyuyr gun base 
to attack Shelter behind 
bui rdings move oy t and blast 
the passing aUen soiiceship* 
FuH-COlDur high-resolutfon 
graphics with sj>und 

Hungry Horace 




f^^Kl . around the park by 

^^ F 'o steals their 

unch. eats path' 
hv . - : ' id creates chaos in 

the park tsy nnging the alarm' 

Vbu II have to be quick to keep 
Horace out of trouble^ 

Full colour hFBhresolutnOn 
graphics witf> sound 



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Nev^l Cookie 

YOU re Charlie the 

*pSt ♦ Chef, who keeps 
jnM0 his ingredients 
^0^S ^^>^^^^ ^^ the larder 
"^^^f But If the in g re ^ 

, dients escape, they 
bring the^nedi^le lsta$he$ with 
themi 

You my St daze the escaping 
ingredients with ftour bombs 
and knock them into the mixing 
bowl Stop them getting rnto ihe 
dustbin, al all costs! And beware 
of Nasties that get into the 
mixing bowM 

Cookie IS fast-moving pan^c m 
the pantry, with a cast oi real 
characters A program to make 
you srntie -and sweats 




New! Jet Pac 

As Chief Test Prim 
OftheAcme Inter ' 
steUar Tran^sport 
Company, your task 

s to deiTve? and 
assemb^ spaces^ 
kits On your way round the 
gafascy, you re free to collect 
precious stones and gold 

The catch? Rtscket lue* is 
pfecious and scarce And the 
aliens don I take itindly to the 
thett of their valuables You li 
need youf wiis and your laser^^ 

With a host of features. mcJu 
ding mult I directional movement, 
explosions. i^Qund effects and 
one and two playef opiion 



ZX MICRODRIVE 



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The ZX Microdrive System - as yoy^ 
expect from Sinclair - is unique to 
the world of computing It's a com- 
pact, expandable add-on system 
which provides high-speed access 
to massive data storage With just 
one Microdnve alone {and Interface 1). 
youlJ have at least 85K bytes of 
storage, the ability to LOAD and 
SAVE in mere seconds, the begin- 
nings of a local area network of up to 
64 Spectrums. and a built-in RS232 
int efface! The cost? Less than £50 
for each Microdriva 

How to get ZX Microdrive 

spectrum owners who bought direct 
from iiSp by mail orderp have been 



sent full details, Order forms are 
being mailed in strict rotation, so if 
you haven't yet received your order 
form please bear with us. We re 
making good progress in meeting 
the huge demand. 

If you didn't buy your Spectrum 
by mail order, don t worry Send us 
the form from the bottom of this 
page. Well add your name to the 
mailing list, and send you details by 
return- 

Each Microdrive costs £49.95. 
tntAfface 1 costs £49 96, but just 
£29.96 if purchased wilh a ZX 
Microdrive Extra ZX Mtcnodrive 
cartndges: £4.95 



How to order 

Simpty filfin the relevant sections 
on the order form below Note that 
there is no postage or packing to 
pay on some purchases Orders may 
be sant FREEPOST (no stamp 
needed) Credit card holders may 
order by phone, calling 01-200 0200. 
24 hours a day 14'day money - back 
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The enemy convoy is appioaching along the only road left open after your troops 

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destination. You are in command of a field gun hidden behind some trees. You must 
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• VU 3D(48K) 


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new feature devoted to helping you get 
■:iore oui of the gairies listings in Com- 
puiBi and Video Games. 

Program Eaara is going to bring you 
the mside story on what makes the 
games m C^VC that Imle bsi better than 
the rest and hopeftilly help you wnte 
great games programs of youi own. 

Th^ aim of Program Extra is to show 
the innovative and onguial ideas our 
programmers have used to create their 
gtimmng arcade style games; 

We don't want Program Extra to be a 
one sided affair, so were offering £10 
for any tips or short programs that you 
think might put that exura added ingre- 
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The first game to come under the 
scrutmy of our Program Extra supremo, 
Seamus St John, is Andrew Brown's ex- 
ceDent version ol the arcade hit O'Berr 
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0*Bert took Andrew many weeks to 
perfea. but nothing could be further 
Erom the truth. The game took only two 
days to complete. 

One of the mam problems that 
Andrew had to overcome was being 
able to move 0*Ben across the pyramid 
without actually rubbing it out. 

He solved this by employmg the 
VDUS cornmand. which appears to 
allow you to have to have objects in the 
foreground and the background. In this 
particular case the character 0*Ben is 
m the foregroimd botmcing across the 
s^urface of the pyramid in the back- 
ground. 

The VDUS commarid also lets you 
create multi coloured shapes by super- 
imposing defined characters on top of 
each other 

Andrew got the idea for the game 
while playing Q^Bert m a local arcade. 
That evening he went home and de- 
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xercise in programming", and by the 
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very fast animation. This method of 
aiumiatiot^ is diKic\Ut to use. youl need 
to study the 0*Bert hsting and the BBC 
manual to grasp it but I can asswe you 
ifs worth the effort. 

One thing the author said he would 
change if he had the chance is the 
keyboard scanning routine. Instead of 
u^ng INKEYS<0) Andrew would 
change to INKEY -(required number) 
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he author of our Sharp program, 
Cybofg, is an old hand at writing games. 
Craig Shorland has already had several 
of his earlier effons published. Craig 
reckons that the best way to wrrite a 
program is to get as far away from your 
computer as possiblef Old fashioned 
pen and paper are what he turns to 
when he begins to develop a new game 

Drawing up a flow chart — a kind of 
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writing concise, unclunered programs. 

Flow Chans also give you a perma- 
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you forget or go a Utile off track. 

Craig says that anyone can write a 
good game program. AH you need to do 
is take a little time and care to plan the 
program in advance. 



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Video Games will be printing a game 
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as one of the best we've ever published. 
Mark White's Demohtion is easily up to 
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And remember CSompumr and Video 
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and original games. From next issue 
well be paymg £25 to the desi^er of 
the program we decide is C& VC's Game 
of the Month. Each Came of the Month 
will get special treatment including 
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Remember that alt proirams printed in 
the maQaiine zm worlh HO to Ihir 
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Apple prognni and als^O Alan s Missile 
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SOUND ADVICE 

Hints for the Atan still Good in thick ajnd 

Thm one oc^nes bom Adai^ D^v\s of 
Yofk. He Myi that typing POKE 
54018,52 will enil>Ie you lo slan the 
cassette recorder ji^t by pressing play. 
This saves you having lo type Cl^AD, 
You can then access the heads easily 
for cleajung, ot play inu£ic ihrough your 
TV speaker, (The light program, 
pefliips?} 

VJC BEEPS 

Chns Bond of Selby, North YorVslwe. 
s&nt me ihis Vic tip which ahould tun ott 
any model. 

li vriSH sound a Iseep whenever a key 
:s pressed, similar to the Atari 
keyboard. This saves you having to look 
up to check whether the key has been 
regtsiered. Once you have typed in the 
program and run it, you can type NEW 
but the beeps wil] contmue. 
10 FOR T- TO 65JiEAD N: POKE 
H2B • T.N; NEXT T 

ZO SYS 828: REM this turns on the beeps. 
30DATA J20J69.3.141.31,3,169,T3,141, 
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40 DATA 334, 120, 169, 92, 14 1. 30, 3. B8. 76. 
;ai,234. 169. 13, 141, 14. 144. 166, 87, 232 
30 DATA 168.308, 141. 12. 144.224, 16,208. 
12. 162. 0, 142. 12, 144. 120, 169, 73 
60 DATA 141.20,3.88, 134.87,76. 191.234 

HORACE AND THE 
BUGLETS? 

There seems id be even more buglets 
creeping into professional software, hi- 
ter Jeipac and Arcadia^ hera'a one &om 
Horace and Che Spiders — again for the 
Spectrum. 

Jarries Mortlemaji writes from South 
Woodford I London, thai if you walk 
backwaids on the first sheet after ctear- 
jiq [USX a few ol the ob^acles. you will 
find youjseLf on screen 2. UsehiL eh? 

VIC TIPS 

Remember thai Vic tip Erom last tune 

about SY5 256 being equivalent to 

LOAD? 1 know ii isnt, but P, O'Connell 

from Whickhatn has sent me this routine 

which will allow SYS 356 to act as 

LOAD. 

10 DATA 168. 1. 163, 1. 160, 265. 32, 166, 

265 

30 DATA 163, 0, 163, 3S6, 160. 2S5» 33. 

189,255 

30 DATA 169, 0, 163. 256. 160, ZS5, 32, 

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40 FOR X=^0 to 29: READ B: POKE 

2S6 . X. B; NEXT 

and then use 5YS 2SB for LOAD. 

BBC CHEATS 

6BC Tips have been quite scaice in Bug 
Hunter, so lefs remedy thai wiih this 
offering Irom Hardy Doie pi Queens 
Park, Bedford 

Here's a way of cheaiing on 
Plan^fotds If you're legal, decent, hon- 
est and truthful then don'l read oa If 
VQuYe not. press BREAK, lype 
PAGE-&3COO (reiurn) and LOAD 
"Ptantl" (retuni). 

When the program has loaded, enfer 
line 150 ?&376B-&99 and then RUN. 
You now have 39 Uvea! 

BUGGED 'PHONE 

I often get telephone calls on the Bug 
Hunter phone {01-278 3881) saying Tve 
checked this program lluough a dozen 
tunes and it stiU won't work." 

[ inronn the caller that many readers 
have had ihi^ game working that in most 
cases rvo actually played it myself b^^ 
fore it was printed — but 1 stUI cannot 
convince the caller of his or her error. 

So you may be interested to read ihis 
letier from a reader in ELssex. 

"I iMently wrote lo yoti regarding a 
possible bug tn the Ladder Ma^e prog- 
ram. I have now tound thai ii was my 
typmg that was at fault. 1 had typed a full 
stop instead of a i^mma at line 960. 

Many apologies for this Although I 
had checked my listing several times I 
had ov^looked the error ervery time." 

See* it's not always our fault f But even 
so, ni aiill try lo help you if you call me 
during office hours. 

ZX CHEATS TOO! 

For ZX81 owners, il you were envious of 
this month's chNting exerci&e for the 
BBC, here's one jusi for you. 

It comes courtesy of D. Howie of 
Bedford — who tells me a way of break- 
ing into auto-nun cassettes. As to why 
anyone should want to stop a game frorn 
auto^ running I cwinoi think, bm here it 
IS anyway! 

Simply lype FAST. (NfL] and then 
RAND USR 836 (NX). This is ainular To 
LOAD. Stan the tape playmg and all 
should go smoothly. Once loaded, you 
can list or run the program (so he says). 

SUBSTRIKE — TEXAS 

II may be gou^y back a bit, bill you ^rtay 



PINBALL — SHARP 

A minor bug crept into November's 
Piitball program for the Sharp. After 
the second quoie mark^ on Une 786, 
add a cok>n and then GOTO 780. 




be interested to know why that Sub 
strike program which which you copied 
Irom June's issue for your T198 4a didn't 
work. In Une 1010, replace A DIX with 
A-A + DIX and you should be able to 
move oottectly. 

ORIC-BARREL 

The One program from Hov^nber's 
issue. ToU out the Barrel, was pnmed in 
capitate, which made a few characters 
took rather odd. Line 500 is confusing. It 
should say . B-1-40 

MANIC PHONES 

Many thanks to /u^diuw Latham for the 
del ailed descnptLon of how to get past 
the telephones in Manic Miner. fU let 
you know if 1 manage nt. 

CScVG YEAR BOOK 

The Gampufer and Video Games Ye^- 
book for 19B4 is now on sale, but unlor- 
ninately it has not escaped ihe mfJtra- 
tion of Mai and his team. 

The Atari versions of Pirates and 
Polyps and Interstellar Intrigue both 
seem to be causing you lucky readt'rj; 
who have already got their hands on a 
copy some problems [f yon drop us a 
line, enclosing an SAE, we'U put you 
nght. The same goes for the Spectrum 
version of Pirates and Polyps. Please 
mark your envelope with the name of 
the program which you are interested m. 



BY ROBERT SCHtFREEN 



WelL thars it lar anolher mnnlh Don 1 
lorg^t thai you can always taU Is me 
abDul yi»uf camputsf problems on 01 - 
Z7B 3S81. Tve just had one ol those 
pash answering machines lined lo the 
bu0 phone so if you are suddenly 
struck by a bug in Ihe middle of Ihe 
nlqht Of at Ihe weekeiul you can leave 
me a message You may also find that 
the machine If on during Itte day it im 
tied up wtth Ihe dreadeil Seventh 
Empire — someone has to type all y&ur 
moves into the csmputef! — but leave 
me a message and 111 call yeu back^ 



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Wilctime back agam to xhe 
Seventh Empire — lei's start with 
the resuli of th« trading comptti 
tion 

Thks IS IhQ part of the game 
wfiith anyonf can unttTp even tt' 
|fou/re not 9 regi^tefed playiir in 
ihe game. 

Thi Fdea is to predict whii^h 
siar witl have Ihe highest trade 
inden fer the corning turn. 

The highesl vafue this month is 
at Jadeg, which notched up a 
trade jndex of 1050 Unforlynate- 
hf no one managed To predict 
this, sa the pnze goes bacic mto 
the hat vet again. 

The trede index is calculated 
by the compirtef monitonng the 
number qF merchant fleets arriv- 
ing at and leaving b ^tsr system 

Traders coming lo the start 
system are the seSlefS, and those 
leaving art The buyers. 

Each star alsd has a trade 
value. Hearts pre elixir stars and 
are worth 20Q paints. Diamonds 
are gam stars and are ISO points 
Asterisks are energy stars 11001 
arid circles are gateway siars (SO 
pomis) 

The equation you need is 
Trade Indeic = Trade Value 
Xjbuyers/seNersI If you ca^n pre- 
dict whii:h star witl ha^e the 
highest value, then there'll be 
some Iree loffware in it for yaur 
micro. 

Vou'll have to act fast, though 
Neict month is the last turn of the 
game 

Send your entry m on a post- 
card or stuck -down envefope to 
Seventh Empfra Tfadmg Com 
petition. Computer md Video 
Gam&s. Durrant House. 8 Herbal 
Hrii. London fClRSEJ. 

THE TOP 
SCORERS 

Ihe \\\U: of Hlto qI the Month for 
turn ftve goes to M Watsingham 
of Surbiton, Surrey He managed 
to cioch up 4,250 pomEs tNs turn 
He must be fast approaching the 
top overall score which currently 
stands at 9,149 for all live turns 
Second thts month is M. Dm 
derdala of Longten. Preston, with 
4.000 The rest c^f the top ten 
looks like this; 3rd Alan Sparkes 




of Havant. Hants t3,750j, 4th K 
Whitet^eld, SlrDod^ Rochester 
\2J30\ &th IS A Jackson Irom 
Surnley. Lanes {3.500}. Elh A 
Jay [or of Taileton, lanes |I,44SI. 
7th G Marshall of fteddrtch. 
Wiircs {3.2MI. Bih T White of 
Haxhy, York I3J63L 9th is M. 
Allen pF Fulham, London, with 
Xm and 10th is David Speigm 
fr^m fliackpool with 3000 Con- 
gratulatiofts to all 

To tind your own profil lor this 
turn, look ai the black and while 
table Cargo profits are printed 
normally while plunder profits 
are white un black. 

The names down Ihe left coh 
umn are the stars travelled Irom: 
the star travelled to is printed 
alang the top. 

Orders are now due m lor turn 
SIX this \s the last turn of the 
game, and the player who comes 
out on top overall next month will 
be announced the grar^d winner. 
The lucky player will receive a 
brand new ColecD Vision games 
centre. 

Orders must be m by Friday 
25th November ( keep a list of 
any orders which arrive too I ale 
to be mctuded, so if you think 
that your moves may have been 
late give me i ring on the special 
phone number and 111 li^t you 
know 

If you are desperate, you can 
phone your mcv^s in to the Bug 
Hunter answermg machine, but 
ONLY during the weekend after 
the closing date Your moves will 
then be added 10 the list on 
Monday morning. 



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BATTLE REPORT 



Thflfc weffi 23 battlfis this monTh 
Once agarn the defenders held 
out apifist the few attackers 
Banle bonuses were ail zero. 
txcepT a! Zapus I -21 end Grnx 
(-3). The raid penalty for this 
mMth ii again 1, 

The Fmperial Ships are posi- 
l^oned iike th4$ OTaens sci 
ence Empire ship rs at Son^r and 
11 new contr&llad by player 32Q1 
The Sun Stitp rt at Widan is 
belongs la player 178t The 
Pifate Sh^p wa? noi moved laiL 
trme, but can now be moved by 
pdayar 2064 Bloodtinfi i£ at Gafor 
I player 1780). Dead at Vuses 
4Z300K Amethyst at Usug (player 
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COMMAND A SPACE 
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The Galley 4if the Siveitth 
Enipire ts tern by war and piiacy. 
Tha iittrchant:$ «<« as celdly cal- 
culatinf a$ the wa' fleets and 
ibe saven ryling em pi res earn 
and eMpact no loyalty Irotn ttie 
Aoifiandi of tribes dial inhabit 
the gataxy 

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etnpire agairtit annthef. a cun- 
img cemmander can keep hia 
iHbe in profit But ha must keep 
a close eye on the way ttie 
diplomitic wheels ere turning 
and how ether tribes' fleets are 
likely to respond- 

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into die risks of battle and iry Eo 
altar the galiclic map and he 
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like to challenge thefannily over Chhstmas there are 
games for everyone in this brand new selection. 

Each action- packed cart has been specially chosen by 
Prism Microproducts to bring you the very best VCS 
games at the keenest prices, in fact three of them have 
already been nominated by the top USA video games 
magazine, Electronics Games* for 1 984 best video 
game awards. 

And ff you order now. direct from Prism Microproducts 
Limited, you can take advantage of our special Christmas 
offer of the super precision Power- Stick absolutely free 
(see overleaf for details). 



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helicoptefs and i?m?fny parachutists 

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Gopher: if vtxjf flower r>atcli is to stay intaa 
you must thwart the artful gopher 

Springer is a rmgical friendly rabbit with a 
mighty kick in this hit arcade chase game 

* Polaris: Sutsmanne missiJes miust fight off 

squadroris of attacking aircraft m this muitiptt 

screen confrontation 

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King Kong^ Saye the madden against all the odds 
from King Kong s clutches 

Marauder: Fight off Alien robots to get 

through the 6 dJfferent rtiazes and recapture 

the cosmic treasure 

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own crazy Qualities as a chomping set of teeth 

set to work on cteamng out a not so friendly 

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